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Trend Grinding Stone, Up For Review

Trend Grinding Stone, Up For Review

03-03-2015 12:55 PM by woodshopmike | 1 comment »

The grinding stone by Trend is a 180 grit diamond whetstone that is great for reprofiling a chisel, flattening the back of blades, and truing plane soles or other traditional whetstones. It certainly speeds up the progress of these typically rather time consuming activities. This is not however a one stop product, it is rather an addition to something like the Trend Diamond Whetstone Kit. I’d recommend this product to anyone that reprofiles (read drops) there chisels frequently :...

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Fallkniven Dc521 Diamond Bench Sharpening Stone

Fallkniven Dc521 Diamond Bench Sharpening Stone

02-03-2015 01:48 PM by L-H Johnsen | 4 comments »

I have used water-stones when sharpening chisels and plane-irons for a while. They work but I don´t enjoy the sharpening-process, which leads to less sharpening=bad results.So I looked at different diamond-stones and choose Fallkniven Dc521. I’ve had the smaller version (DC4) in my pocket for several years and it has been great, the final finish of the ceramic-side pops hairs without a trouble.I also tried the Dc521 when visiting a professional woodworking shop, and besides a Tormek-sys...

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WorkSharp WS3000 Makes Sharpening a Breeze

WorkSharp WS3000 Makes Sharpening a Breeze

01-04-2015 08:41 PM by IHRedRules | 14 comments »

I’ve slowly been getting into woodworking over the last couple years. Since I began purchasing planes and chisels, I would just use them as-is, right out of the box. I had a fear that if I tried to sharpen them, I’d manage to somehow screw them up. Last month when I was in Sears, I found a WorkSharp WS3000 in the clearance section. It was completely sealed in the box and was $109 and change. I finally had a chance to put it to work, so I sharpened a cheap TSC set of chisels f...

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Trend Diamond Whetstone Kit, Up For Review

Trend Diamond Whetstone Kit, Up For Review

11-04-2014 02:58 PM by woodshopmike | 17 comments »

The things that make this kit great are that it’s quick and easy to use. Woodworkers are famous for “being one tool away from greatness”. Well, I’m here to say that as far as sharpening my hand tools goes, I’m set and this is the only sharpening kit I’ll be using. I’d highly recommend this product to professional and hobbyist woodworkers alike. For my complete tool review check out the post, Trend Diamond Whetstone Kit, Up For Review. Thanks ...

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Primary Bevel Grinding

Primary Bevel Grinding

10-27-2014 06:03 PM by OSU55 | 3 comments »

I have a 10” wet grinder (not Tormek) that I use all of the listed Tormek jigs on. I sharpen both turning tools and plane blades. The wet grinder does ok with reshaping HSS turning tools, but is slow and the wheel gets furrowed. The wet grinder does ok with O1 plane blades, and does fine with thin OEM Stanley blades. But, when it comes to thick A2 or HSS plane blades, it can take forever to regrind a primary bevel. In hopes of speeding things up a purchased the Tormek BGM-100 bench g...

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Duelen Planer Blade Sharpening Jig 12"

Duelen Planer Blade Sharpening Jig 12"

10-06-2014 07:28 PM by PatrickB | 6 comments »

Got this handy little gizmo in the mail the other day and used it right off on my DeWalt 12 1/2” planer blades. I would wait until all six edges need sharpening before sharpening the blades. It’s easier to sharpen 6 edges and keep it even for all the edges. I sharpen 2 edges, remove one blade and flip the other blade and put in the 3rd blade and sharpen as before. Then remove the blade that was flipped and install the first removed blade with one edge needing sharpening still. And...

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Knife Sharpening the easy way

Knife Sharpening the easy way

07-17-2014 01:53 AM by David White | 7 comments »

Not really a woodworking tool, but some of you may find this useful. I have recently started to try my hand at knife making (which is way fun – more on that later) but have always found it tricky to get a really good edge on a curved blade – I know the theory well enough, but somehow I can never quite translate theory into practice. Anyway, a few weeks ago I was perusing amazon.com and stumbled across this Professional Fixed-angle Knife Sharpener System The Amazon blurb was a ...

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Fun and affordable

Fun and affordable

05-07-2014 01:58 AM by siavosh | 4 comments »

I’ve recently acquired a full blown case of sharpening OCD, and having been inclined towards Japanese tools, I’ve started pining for natural water stones. I’m strictly a newbie, but apparently there are some advantages to using high quality “naturals” especially at the higher grits. The issue is that to get a descent one you need to fork over hundreds if not thousands of dollars because they are limited in supply. All this while synthetics are more consistent, ch...

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No nonsense sharpening machine

No nonsense sharpening machine

04-02-2014 12:48 AM by ThorinOakenshield | 15 comments »

So, this machine is a glorified belt sander. Said glorification is however, not unmerited. I’ve been turning for less than a year, I purchased all my turning tools used, none of them had a consistent profile on them… until I purchased the ProEdge. I found myself hunting for other tools to sharpen. Cost: This unit is expensive and if I hadn’t had a gift card to knock a nice chunk of the cost down, I probably wouldn’t have bought it. The cheapest I've seen it is here....

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Excellent product and Price

Excellent product and Price

03-30-2014 01:27 AM by DrDirt | 6 comments »

I ordered these Shapton Professional Stones from ‘Tools from Japan’ I just went with the 1000 (orange) and the 8000 melon stone, as I have both a leather strop and a felt wheel for the final stropping past 8000. Stuart’s prices from Japan were much lower than what is available stateside.My order:1 ea. iWood sharpening stone/plate rubber base. US$18.39 1 ea. Shinto ‘Saw rasp’, 250mm ‘rasp’ style. US$19.411 ea. Shapton Pro orange #1000 US$36...

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