Sharpening Station

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Blog series by DoctorDan updated 06-16-2010 12:43 PM 3 parts 8193 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Initial Thoughts

04-24-2010 06:39 AM by DoctorDan | 3 comments »

Why a sharpening stationI don’t know about you, but no matter how much I love sharp tools I hate sharpening. I’m not sure if its the time it takes, the set up and back up, or the fine black metal dust that seems to stick to my hand for days, but I just can’t seem to get excited about. My plan to help to overcome this is a dedicated sharpening station. One set up, ready to go, so I can walk over, sharpen and go back to work.(Sharpening station by Tom Fidgen featured in Fine...

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Part 2: Initial Thoughts

05-01-2010 09:55 AM by DoctorDan | 2 comments »

Kitchen trays to contain water and slurry. Trays on right side for water/metho/oil bottles and cloth. Drawers underneath for jigs.

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Part 3: Sharpening: How I do it.

06-16-2010 12:43 PM by DoctorDan | 5 comments »

It cannot be overstated how paramount the sharpness of your tools is to the quality, speed and enjoyment of your woodworking. Like most however I can’t say sharpening the most enjoyable aspect of the hobby. My tips to make your sharpening easier and less painful are: find a system you like and get good at it, have a dedicated space or have equipment close at hand, and remember small amounts often is easier. There is lots of great information about the many sharpening systems out ther...

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