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Blog entry by David Craig posted 06-04-2010 06:04 AM 1268 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 like I am missing something. Maybe somebody can help me?

David Bald

Thanks everyone!

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 06:26 AM

David
Usually when people have problems with this method they are skipping over grits instead of going in the correct sequence and or not go to a high enough grit 1000-1200. The other problem is that of not having good chisels.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 07:26 AM

jim i think you mised something here…....read the post again…look at the picture again…...lol….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 07:28 AM

oh ..yea david..i think this picture is sure scary…lol…i can imagine what the chisel looks like…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 07:44 AM

What can I say Grizz I’m old and dense.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-04-2010 07:53 AM

You missed the eyebrows.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 06-04-2010 11:43 AM

Good one David. All I can see that you are missing is the eyebrows and stubble on the chin.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#7 posted 06-04-2010 12:20 PM

Nose hair.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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David Craig

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#8 posted 06-04-2010 12:35 PM

Thanks for the comments folks and for suggestions on how to help a woodworker out. I guess the next question would be whether I should use an epoxy or CA glue to get this back on? ;)

hair in the trash

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#9 posted 06-04-2010 02:05 PM

test on the arm not the head goofy

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 06-04-2010 02:10 PM

Thanks Rick! Now it all makes sense. I was wondering why more woodworkers weren’t bald :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#11 posted 06-04-2010 02:16 PM

Ewww. I did not need to see that picture first thing in the morning.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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David Craig

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#12 posted 06-04-2010 02:24 PM

Could be worse Steve, could have been the last thing you seen before bed :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#13 posted 06-04-2010 03:05 PM

LOL…....LOL….....LOL…..... :—))
is your before picture like the wulfmans portrait…....LOL
I´m sure the two component epoxy will do the trick
but remmember don´t put it betwiin your skin and the benchwice….LOL

thank´s for the laugh David , this will I remember to night if I have to struggel with
some drunken passengers during the shift

have a great weekend David
take care

Dennis

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#14 posted 06-04-2010 03:09 PM

It was! I do think you got those chisels sharp enough to shave with, but a lawnmower blade to shave your head?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 06-04-2010 03:39 PM

it’s a good look. I’ll be joining you in about a year myself.

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