Writing this to share my thoughts on the Internet. Last year I was looking online at different sharpening methods when came to my limit. This person was explaining, with words and photos, how to sharpen chisels and plane irons. I couldn’t believe it; he had photos of the blade edges taken with an electron microscope! Isn’t this taking the topic of sharpening a bit too far? Sheesh! My motto is K.I.S.S. i.e. keep it simple stupid. Pick a sharpening technique and stick with it. Personally I use the Scary Sharp method. Sandpaper is very low cost and I picked up a few 12” x 16” pieces of plate glass from a glass install company for a few bucks. Oh I looked at diamond plates and so forth; no thank you, I’ll spend my cash on lumber and do what I love to do; work wood.
|Blog entry by iwoodu||posted 02-17-2012 11:23 AM||950 reads||0 times favorited||10 comments|