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My New Cheaper-Faster-Stronger Sharpening System and Station

08-23-2015 08:15 PM by Brad | 8 comments »

When I first got into woodworking, I bought some Norton water stones. They were messy, required constant flattening and I never did get good results with them. So I went with the Scary Sharp (SS) method. And very quickly, I got consistent, shave-hair-off-my-arm results. It’s true that SS isn’t as messy as the water stones. But, over time, it is more expensive to feed the sandpaper beast. Sandpaper on substrate doesn’t hold up well, tearing easily and requiring frequent replacement. So after watching Paul Sellers’ How to sharpen chisels using diamond stones, I decided to switch to a cheaper—over time—sharpening system. Besides saving money, I figured it would help me accomplish tw...

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