I bought an old Stanley No 60 wood chisel the other day. It was rusty and needed a good sharpening. I used the scary sharp method. Please like, share, and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel for more woodworking and blacksmithing projects. Click here for the video and comments are always appreciated!
Okay this post is definitely for the newcomers to the hobby or anyone who is stepping into the world of sharpening hand tools. You old salts will probably just laugh… But for anyone out there who, like me last year, is trying to figure out how to sharpen and maintain your edged tools, here’s how I stepped into the deep end of the sharpening pool. For a noob it is an intimidating time. You worry if you’ll do it right, if you’ll ruin a pricey tool or hurt yourself ...
Part one of a two episode sharpening series takes a look at the manual sharpening methods including “scary sharp” using sand paper, oil and water stones, and diamond plates. Stumpy gives some money saving ideas for surface plates and diamond sharpening, reviews the Rockler plate glass sharpening system, and gives a behind the scenes look at what’s been going on in the workshop…. that and more on the latest episode of Blue Collar Woodworking! After you watch this one...
It took about an hour, but I got my 1” chisel sharpened today, at least the main 25 degree bevel. I jacked the sandpaper up too much to do the 30 degree secondary bevel and didn’t feel like setting new paper up. I’ll do it later. I didn’t have the exact grits I needed in order to do it according to the one article I was going off of, so I just used what I had that was close. I started with 100 grit and ended up with 2000 grit. I used masking tape with the gr...
An update on my personal sharpening methods. When I read in the blog I realized it looked like I use only my water grinder and this is not the case, so I decided for a little update showing my sharpening gear. I like to use the Lansky system for my household and tour knifes this because it is portable and because I keep it in my kitchen so I always have scrap knifes.It is easy to use and almost meditative to sit and sharpen a knife with.A product I can highly recommend for knifes, and i...
Well, as everyone knows, I have the new Work Sharp 3000 sharpening system in place. I have been touching up my new chisels, my old chisels, my carving chisels, and my turning chisels. Whenever I hear people mention the “scary sharp” method, they describe how they run a chisel across an area where there is hair, and if the hair comes off, the chisel is “scary sharp.” I have been doing that over and over again and all the chisels seem to be sharp enough, but I still feel...
So today I managed to pick upWhat’s this? It’s plate glass!I got it home, and a little later, after picking up some 3M-77 spray adhesive and some more sandpaper,I then got to work lapping my beat up blue marples chisel. As it turns out, the chisel has gotten WAY out of wack. Probably from my misguided attempts at lapping it in the past, but oh well, that’s why I had gotten them cheap, so I could learn without destroying something special.The pictures of the lapping and honin...
So 1/2” thick glass is like 30$, and the 1/8” glass they sell at home depot and lowes cracks real easily (personal experience), but MDF with laminate on all sides is 6$. I gave it a quick test run for lapping the soles of my #5, #4 stanley planes last night and it worked wonders. I think I have to pick up a different kind of spray adhesive though, the one I’m using leaves me sticky but not the paper… it is just normal sandpaper, the wet or dry is expensive and only ...
Great link on how to sharpen and get a “scary” edge, tried it up to 150 grit and it was pretty scary. I don’t want to imagine a few thousand. spoiler: sticky sided sandpaper on glass (for a flat surface) Article by Taunton Press via FineWoodworkinghttp://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/pages/w00003.asp
so just like every other woodworker at one point (what’s up with the other every other woodworkers is beyond me…) I was researching and learning about ways to sharpen my chisels, planes, and other blade tools in the shop. Since I am the weekend warrior at this point, and I do not need to resharpen my tools THAT often, nor THAT much, I figure that I can do without any expensive powertools (there are several of those on the market) to sharpen blades and I dont really have the spa...
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