I saw Uncle Ray, putting an edge on his golok using a waterstone in a way unlike the way described in his book.
He got it and rubbed the whole stone in a circular motion on the blade, rather than move the blade along the stone.
Thought I'd give it a try on my Dartmoor, which has proved to be a bit of a pig to sharpen due to the shape of the edge.
Anyway, it worked a treat. You have to keep it nice and slow and try to make sure you keep the same angle along along the length, but its def easier than the other way. Got a lovely edge on it, well lovely for the type of work it gets used for, chopping, hacking, clearing etc.
Just though I'd share it with you all. :-D