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Project by ChuckM posted 08-08-2011 02:16 AM 1537 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once in a while, we need to take care of our tools (so they can take care of us, right?). Spent a couple hours flattening the backs of my chisels (it’s pretty much a one-time job for the life of a chisel), using waterstones, (1000, 4000 and 8000) as well as my MKII power sharpening system (in the case of the Narex chisels). All sharpening was done on the MKII for consistency and speed.

Tested the results with walnut endgrain cuts and all looked good (too good when I cut myself in putting a chisel aside; there were too many sharp edges around!)

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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WoodenSoldier

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 04:11 AM

I need to sharpen mine as well. They’re getting pretty bad.

-- Create something everyday.

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kiefer

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 06:40 AM

Some days hurt less then others but those are great looking chisels .

Thanks KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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Bricofleur

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 07:00 PM

Nice job on your chisels, Chuck.

Since you were using the MKII, what did the hard part, I believe the plastic water bottle was for the water stones, not for the user! ;-) And as I can see, you have woodworker’s blood streaming in you vessels.

Thanks for the reminder to do the same with some of my chisels.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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ChuckM

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#4 posted 08-08-2011 07:22 PM

My kind of squirt/spray bottle!

And my kind of water pond.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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exelectrician

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#5 posted 01-11-2012 03:44 AM

Now that is as good as it gets. The finger, well that’s just part of it.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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