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Posted on honing using sand paper

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#1 posted 11-19-2011 04:18 PM


I never crunched the numbers, as you have…but I can guesstimate that I’ve never, and will never (I’m 61) spend $559 on sandpaper to sharpen chisels and plane blades.

I’ve rehabbed a lot of old beater chisels that I got on ebay, and at yard sales…and turned them into useful, ultrasharp antique beauties. Once they are back to their original states, they just require a quick tuneup from time to time. I doubt that I change my 6 pieces of sandpaper more than twice a year. The cost is negligible.

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
Mileage may vary for other scary sharp practitioners.

-- Steve--

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