I picked up this I. Sorby English mortise chisel with the Punch logo the other week and finally got it cleaned up and put back into service. The chisel is 33cm (13”) long and 7mm (a touch over 1/4”) wide at the back. The handle is an oval shape and tapered in both directions. The end of the handle is slightly domed to help prevent a glancing mallet blow from chipping the side of the handle. A hard leather washer separates the handle from the bolster. The cross-section of...
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!
A while back I purchased some whetstones from LV. Up till now I have been doing the scary sharp method with sandpaper. That works just fine but it can get pretty pricey over time and I finally realized I wasn’t saving any money not investing in some good sharpening stones. The thing is… just about every surface in my shop is almost always cluttered with project spew of some kind so setting these up has been put to the side since they arrived. I have determined that I nee...
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 ...
Over the past year I have been collecting DMT DiaSharp stones one at a time. This is what have: Extra-Extra Coarse (120x)Extra Coarse (220x)Fine (600x)Extra Fine (1200x)Extra-Extra Fine (8000x) Now that I have a full collection I decided to make a sharpening station for them. Up to now they have all been sitting on the bench or where ever else they wouldn’t be in the way. My goal is to have them all inset into a piece of plywood so they will always be together and accessible. ...
Sharpening saws is a skill that has always eluded me. More often than not, I’d wind up with a saw out of joint with funny looking teeth that would either cut so slowly as to make a snail’s pace seem like Mach 5, or would jerk in the cut. Each time I had to sharpen my saws, especially the finer toothed ones, I would dangle my chicken bone necklace around the saw handle and offer a small sacrifice of sawdust, praying that this time it would work.It wasn’t for lack of informati...
Just showin off I reckon, an eclectic group… Family shot Stanley T9? 8c ( purchased from jayT ) Wards Master #6 Stanley t11 5 1/2c Stanley t14 5c ( was my grandfather’s ) now has walnut tote/knob crafted by terryR Wards Master 4 (replaced the stained tote/knob with Rosewood) Have others in rehab:Stanley T19 #5Stanley T13 5 1/2Wards Master #32 Craftsman #4Stanley #45 ( cutters need some sharpening, tryin to figure out how best to do so)Craft...
Was work in in shop today when I get a call from my girlfriend. Her 3yr old boy was in daycare with a fever and an apparent massive headache. She couldn’t find anyone else to get him and asked if I could. So shop time got cut out, no real biggie, I brought the shop to the coffee table while we watched Wall-E. Been meaning to make some of these for consistent bevels on my planes and Chisels , but kept putting it off. I use a cheap sharpening guide just like I seen the Schwarz. For chi...
Unexpectedly, my Norton oil stones arrived today, a day earlier than estimated. So after completing the glue up on my drafting table I set about putting together a sharpening station so I can start the process of getting all of the blades in my shop acceptably sharp and ready for use. Here is a quick pic of the drafting table that will be mounted on a hinge on the wall when I expand my shop: I have decided to utilize the method demonstrated to me by Steve Branam (http://www.closegrai...
Just a quick post for you guys out there with a lathe. Since posting my saw sharpening video in Saw Talk #28, I’ve had a few enquiries about the saw file handles I use. I get them from an online retailer here in the UK and as far as I know they aren’t available anywhere else. That means that if you don’t live in the UK, shipping can be a bit prohibitive. So here are the dimensions (in millimetres I’m afraid) for anyone who is handy with a lathe. They are are a ̵...
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