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New Sharpening System.... Maybe? #3: Wide Blade Attachment... meh

06-02-2017 06:49 PM by HokieKen | 4 comments »

Sorry but no pics on this one. I didn’t really intend to blog this part because I thought I would do a more structured analysis later but, I don’t think that’s necessary. I have a 2 3/8” plane iron I needed to sharpen last week in my jointer plane. The iron is a Hock iron and I never got it completely flat because I just got tired of trying. I have been using David Charlesworth’s “ruler trick” and it’s been fine. But since the WS flattene...

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New Sharpening System.... Maybe? #2: Initial Tests

05-25-2017 12:18 PM by HokieKen | 12 comments »

You know how sometimes you buy a tool kinda on impulse and regret it later? I half expected that to be the case with this WorkSharp. I figured I would find that it was kinda finnicky and that when all was said and done I would get a better edge faster using my diamond plates and I would end up selling the WS. I was wrong. I was really wrong. Maybe I’m lazy. Maybe I just really suck at sharpening on stones. Or maybe, just maybe, this thing is a friggin’ gem. Now, I ca...

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New Sharpening System.... Maybe? #1: Less Plugging in Leads to Plugging in

05-24-2017 12:44 PM by HokieKen | 6 comments »

This will likely be a couple-of-entry series but I thought it might be of interest since sharpening, love it or hate it, is a necessary chore for most of us. So, here’s the background… I’ve gotten serious about woodworking in the last 3 or 4 years. My background is as a machinist so working with wood is a very different medium. In the last couple of years, I have learned to use, and appreciate, hand tools more than ever before. I’m not a galoot purist by any str...

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WS3000 jig for router plane blades.

12-21-2015 10:49 PM by Trakem2 | 2 comments »

Trying to sharpen my router plane blades by hand was taking way too long and kind of frustrating. So I came up with a jig to hold the blades on my Worksharp. Trying to hold them free hand wasn’t working so well, they would catch and I would end up with multiple facets and an edge that wasn’t straight. So I came up with a simple jig to hold the blades at the proper angle (about 35 degrees). Its simply a small block of wood with a v-groove down the middle to hold the blade, and is g...

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Skew jig for WS3000

12-11-2015 06:03 PM by Trakem2 | 1 comment »

Here are some pics of the skew sharpening jig that I made for my WS3000 to sharpen the blade for my Stanley #289 plane. The block is approximately 3” x 2” x 10”. The bed angle is 30 degrees and the skew angle is 22 degrees. The block is clamped to the work surface and the blade is placed in the jig and then is slid down to the grinding wheel. I got this idea from Chris Schwarzs blog at Popular Woodworking on how to correct the skew for a plane blade.

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Shop Stuff #3: Sharpening Gouges and Skews on the WorkSharp

05-24-2013 05:55 PM by SPalm | 20 comments »

This is part two on my journey of sharpening my lathe tools. The first part was a Fingernail Gouge. Now on to the standard Spindle Roughing Gouge (SRG) and a Bowl Gouge. Both of these gouges are sharpened at 45 degrees. I started out making a triangle ramp to lift the gouges at 45 degrees, with grooves to roll the gouge in, but I gave up on it for now. One problem that I had was that my roughing gouge is not a perfect circle – it is more like a smiley face. It would not roll well in the ...

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Shop Stuff #2: Fingernail Gouge Sharpening on the WorkSharp

05-22-2013 03:08 PM by SPalm | 22 comments »

While learning to turn, the tools in use eventually need to be sharpened. I looked at various jigs, holders, and solutions for sharpening. I own a WorkSharp, but I thought that I would not be able to do it all on this machine. But I have made a series of jigs, and am now able to sharpen all my major tools with it. First up is the trickiest one. The hardest one to do is the Fingernail, or spindle gouge. Tormek and others have bars that slide out and pockets that hold the handle. I just...

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Video Projects #6: I sharpen a chisel on my WorkSharp

05-15-2012 10:09 PM by Matthew agate | 15 comments »

My dad says i am not vetted but this video is fun. I forget my glasses but put them on when i remember. sorry. The chisel came out really really sharp thou

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Overthinking woodworking

02-17-2012 04:04 PM by BerBer5985 | 19 comments »

I’ve had the great opportunity to watch Paul Seller’s series of DVD’s along with read a lot of Christopher Schwartz’s material and being a newcomer, I’ve come to the conclusion that when most of start out, we tend to over think everything. We have had it drilled into our heads in everything we’ve done up until this point that we must MEASURE everything we do. If I’ve learned anything so far, and I’m glad I’m learning it now, is that MEAS...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #7: Who said Stumpy isn't very sharp?

12-31-2011 01:32 AM by StumpyNubs | 25 comments »

What do you get when you combine unlimited resources with the greatest woodworking mind ever? This week Stumpy demonstrates the opposite of that… Stumpy turns his Work Sharp 3000 into a super-duper sharpening machine that works without sandpaper and accepts Tormek jigs. Then turns his sarcasm and twisted humor loose on the viewer emails. (Who knew handplanes and popcorn had so much in common…) This is part one of a 2 part sharpening series. Next week we make some fully adjus...

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