|Project by WayneC||posted 05-28-2007 07:02 PM||7002 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
I went out in the shop to continue sharpening this morning and decided to share some info about this chisel. I pick up old chisels when I come across them if they are reasonably priced. This one did not have a handle and I matched it with one I had in the shop.
I checked the grind angle (25 degrees) and then reground on my grinding wheel. I then went to the Work Sharp and flattened the back of the chisel. There was one low spot and I wish I had a corser grit abrasive. The work sharp comes with 120 grit and you can buy a course grit accessory pack which has a 60 or 80 grit abrasive.
In the picture you can see where I ground a secondary bevel. It is interesting to note that the Work Sharp removes materials more quickly from the outside of the wheel. Not great from an astethics perspective, but it works fine.
To test the chisel, I pared some end grain on a piece of soft wood. It works as advertised.
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