|Project by studie||posted 05-20-2012 08:09 PM||1929 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Sharpening has been a challenge to say the least for me. As much as I enjoy it still takes for ever and either not square or just plain worse than when I started. I have diamond hones, Water stones heck even oil stones all using jigs and or fixtures to hold the tool just right, yah right. I even tried to use my Ridgid oscillating drum sander to get close enough to finish off with the wet stone, even to #4000 grit. Sure it can be done but the time it takes is just plane wrong (ha!). Found this Tormek on CL for $250 and have just about everything I have RAZOR sharp! Slice thru paper like making ribbons! Wow the sound of a truly sharp plane is so sweet and to have mirror sharp chisels is a God send. The Tormek takes time to get to know and seems slow at first but is the Cadillac of them all. The guy I got this from makes super sweet knives and even has a crucible to temper the blades to 2000 degrees! He had all the jigs and even some that he made special for sharpening knives. Made a new friend and he likes LJs so much that will join us here. Try one you will like it and makes life easier with mirror sharp results. Oh and keep tape on the blades until using them, don’t ask me how I know!