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The other day we were working on some timber framing in a new house and needed to do some paring of some of the joints and my friend got his brand new chisels out of his tool box .
One look at the chisels and I said they need to be honed ,where is your stone ?
Well chisels he had, but not sharp ,so now what?
I looked around the house and spotted some off cuts of hardwood flooring which I know make a saw blade dull in no time and thought that may work ,
Two three minutes on the flooring off cut and I had a sharp chisel and got to work .
The floor finish contains aluminum oxide which I think makes it abrasive and therefore a makeshift hone .
Next thing I will try is a piece of counter top laminate,it may also work and should be flatter.
In pic 5 you can see the prove ( my arm hair shaved off in one stroke ).

-- Kiefer 松





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Mauricio

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#1 posted 728 days ago

Wow, thats crazy, pretty cool.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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David

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#2 posted 728 days ago

very cool. way to think outside the box ;)

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 728 days ago

Well I guess your friend can now sharpen his chisels and no problems.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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IndianJoe

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#4 posted 728 days ago

Now that one I have to renumber

-- Nimkee** Joe

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ChuckC

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#5 posted 728 days ago

Can I send you my Stanley Sweethearts ;-)

That’s amazing!

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peteg

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#6 posted 727 days ago

Nice one Kiefer, same thing with new woodturning gear, you have to finish the factory “shaping” of the edge :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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rance

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#7 posted 727 days ago

That is fascinating.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 727 days ago

Nice tip to know and good job on that chisel.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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mafe

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#9 posted 727 days ago

Facinating.
Kind of like a strap.
I also hear people saying you can do this on MDF, but yes, why not at the end.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Wdwerker

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#10 posted 727 days ago

I got stuck on a job site with a dull chisel. Whipped out my Leatherman and used the diamond hone on it , problem solved! One evening I used my small Leatherman to sharpen my large Leatherman and then vise versa. My big Leatherman has interchangeable screwdriver tips. A belt pouch carries about 16 double ended bits, hex, square,slot , Phillips ,star…. Everything I have ever needed to handle that tool repair or odd fastener.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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Mainiac Matt

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#11 posted 727 days ago

Hardness is an interesting concept to get your head wrapped around….

In theory, any object of a higher hardness can abrade another object of lesser hardness.

And there are some pretty humble materials (i.e. sand) that just happen to be very hard.

Likewise…. there are many materials that one would “think” should be hard (unalloyed metals) that prove not to be.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Kookaburra

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#12 posted 727 days ago

“Outstanding Thinking Outside the Box” award to you! You turned what could have been a VERY frustrating experience into a success. Definitely a trick to remember, because I never would have thought of it on my own.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 727 days ago

Good thinking,thinking outside the box is how Mike Dunbar came up with the Scary sharp method .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 727 days ago

There have been chisel honing and sharpening debates here on LJ’s You’ve come up with another one. Glad it worked for you! :-) Bet heas a honing stone now, or some fine oxide grit and a piece of glass. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Bertha

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#15 posted 727 days ago

The floor finish contains aluminum oxide
.
Genius!!!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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