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Carving tools #2: Honing stick - field honing and stropping for spoon knifes

01-28-2014 01:31 PM by mafe | 13 comments »

Honing stickfield honing and stropping for spoon knifes First little project in the shop after it’s reopening. Made this little drawing in my sketchbook last year and decided it was a good little get ‘started project’. So a piece of a old broomstick. Run through the table saw a little over the center. Making for the slice. Ripping down half way. Finishing the cut. That’s a stick with a slice… Making a groove for a O-ring. Here the O-...

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The old time woodshop journals #43: Across the Seas of Woodcraft!

05-01-2013 07:55 PM by jjw5858 | 7 comments »

I was a very fortunate woodworker this week to receive correspondence from a special friend. Of course it is MADS! Mads for the few who may be unaware of his positive presence on lumberjocks is a fantastic woodworker, designer, and all around spiritual character. Basically he makes the entire experience of sharing on Lumberjocks all the more interesting and fun. As I opened the envelope there before me was a wonderful letter full of good things. A handmade Origami Crane…wow, I lov...

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Sharpening methods #4: Stropping (honing on a leather strop)

11-14-2011 02:59 PM by mafe | 52 comments »

Stroppingthanks to Div. Dear LJ’s it’s been a while since my last confession on LJ, this one is about stropping.(It is actually an old set of photos that just never became a blog for a reason at that time). For those who never heard of stropping, it is simply to hone the edge of your iron on a piece of leather with some compound or paste as the honing material, just as you have probably seen a barber do on his leather strap with the razor knife. A long time ago I read abo...

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