Bought a Faithfull diamond sharpening stone (400/1000), honing guide and some green compound which arrived yesterday. I'd stuck some leather onto a scrap bit of wood a few days previously so spent a couple of hours sharpening stuff last night. it quite relaxing in a way. Did both plane blades and a spoke plane at 30 degs not bothered with a micro bevel on the diamond block and then onto a 3000 stone, finishing off with the leather and compound. It's the first time I've had such a shiny blade/bevel it like a mirror.