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The Scary Sharp Method

04-02-2009 08:35 PM by CXD | 7 comments »

I know its been beaten like a dead horse, but the scary sharp method sure is quick, easy, and cheap, especially for a beginner. I got my first set of chisels today and, or course, they need to be sharpened. No fancy chisels here. The $30 set of 4 Irwin bench chisels. I set up my sandpaper 150, 320, 400, 600, 1000, and 1500 grit. The 400 through 1500 is wet/dry. I started flattening the back of the first chisel and was pretty skeptical. By the time I got done with the 1500 it was like a mirror, at least about a 1/2” of it was. I was pretty impressed to say the least. I flattened the backs of the rest of the chisels and switched out all the sandpaper. I don’t know if...

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