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Restoring Carving Tools #1: New Life For Abused Carving Tools

10-08-2016 06:14 PM by Druid | 9 comments »

I recently unpacked a set of 6 small carving tools (no maker’s marks) that I had purchased at a carving show several years ago. These poor little tools had obviously been abused, but I figured that they could be brought back to life with a little care and patience. I really would have had difficulty cutting my finger with them. Here’s what they looked like, complete with fairly coarse grinder marks. So, the time came to work on these, and all it took was 3 steps.1. I did a fairly short demo to show my son Peace how to sharpen and hone these carving tools.2. Preparation of the strops was done with Flexcut Gold Polishing Compound.3. Then I stood aside, watched my son imple...

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