Thanks vettom for the overview. You must be a very patient person!
Just learning to do a good job on sharpening simple knives has taken time and lots of messed of knives but I have gotten much better now. Yes, gloves! Small slices are part of the learning curve in this I have found. Liquid skin is my friend! Once I manage to explore and get the hang of the stone wheel I’d love to considered the subject of saws. There are a number to be found of old saws around here in junk/antique stores in the Shenandoa Valley.