|Project by kiefer||posted 08-24-2012 02:28 AM||4851 views||1 time favorited||23 comments|
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 ).