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Very Super Cool Tool's sharpening jig review.

Very Super Cool Tool's sharpening jig review.

11-29-2012 06:34 PM by revieck | 12 comments »

To find out more click on the link… http://vsctools.com/ For more videos on using the jig go to YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/askwoodman

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Shapton GlassStones Are All You Need

Shapton GlassStones Are All You Need

01-04-2013 11:44 AM by BigDawg | 15 comments »

I owned a series of Norton waterstones previously, and while they worked well, they didn’t perform as well as I would’ve liked. Plus you have to make sure they get a good soaking well before your sharpening session, which creates a wet mess. I took Bob Van Dyke’s sharpening class at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in November. I had looked at the Shapton stones many times before, but I have always hesitated due to the high price tag. After the class I bought a set of 1000 and...

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The Real Thing At Last.

The Real Thing At Last.

04-17-2013 02:30 AM by mcase | 4 comments »

I have experimented with a fair number of sharpening methods. I bought a Tormek years ago so the primary bevel was never an issue. The goal was producing a razor sharp secondary bevel quickly and easily. I had given natural stones a whirl, buying two Pro Edge brands stones – a Hard White Arkansas and a fine Hard Black Arkansas. Neither stone cut worth a Damn – period. So, I pretty much gave up on naturals and invested in Japanese waterstones and have a respectable set of g...

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Still the best buy in sharpening!

Still the best buy in sharpening!

08-07-2013 01:07 PM by StumpyNubs | 12 comments »

This jig was invented by a pure genius. I don’t know who he (or she) was, but whoever made it was sharper than a stropped chisel. There is no brand name on the thing, and lots of places sell it. I got mine from Rockler for $16 bucks and when you compare it to the other jigs out there, it’s a steal for all that it can do. Here’s a little video about it: Here's a great article about how to tune it up. (For more entertaining reviews and, of course new episodes of Blu...

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Trust me - you will have hand plane razor blades

Trust me - you will have hand plane razor blades

01-08-2014 05:52 AM by ColonelTravis | 13 comments »

I had polished three plane blades with this stone for the first time and was putting a little paste wax on them for rust protection with a towel, and on #3 the blade went through the towel into my thumb. HAHAHA! WELCOME TO KITAYAMA KOUNTRY, MORON! Technically and scientifically, I can’t tell you how well this stone will polish a blade. Practically, I will say it’s damn better than I’ve ever gotten anything in my life – beautiful, death-sharp microbevel that will dem...

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Knife Sharpening the easy way

Knife Sharpening the easy way

07-17-2014 05:53 AM by David White | 8 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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Cuttermasters C.B.N. wheels are cool, fast, smooth and superb!

Cuttermasters C.B.N. wheels are cool, fast, smooth and superb!

06-02-2016 06:41 PM by CyberDyneSystems | 4 comments »

Cuttermasters C.B.N. Grinding wheels have made drill sharpening easier, cleaner and faster. I had read about these wheels on another sight, and when I had finished rebuilding my 1980s era Darex drill bit sharpening grinder, I decided to splurge on what I had heard was “the best” I am so pleased, I can see myself buying more of these wheels for my regular bench grinder soon. Some advantages of C.B.N. (Cubic Boron Nitride) wheels. -Cool Running: I’m not sure how mu...

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Discontinued Drill sharpener was what I needed

Discontinued Drill sharpener was what I needed

04-15-2017 12:09 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 18 comments »

I’ve been wanting to sharpen all of my old drills. I’ve got a lot of them and it’s getting to the point that I’m down to choosing the least dull of all my dull drills. Lots of burning wood and poor results on metal. I was left with the choices of getting a drill sharpener or buying more new drills. These are regular twist drills, from very small ones up to half inch. Not drills like forstner bits. I’ve had not so good results trying to sharpen them freehand on...

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Veritas Mk.II Power Sharpening System Quick Review - VIDEO

Veritas Mk.II Power Sharpening System Quick Review - VIDEO

01-13-2008 05:40 PM by mot | 16 comments »

Hi Folks, As promised, a quick tour of the Veritas Mk.II Sharpening System. In the video I seem to use back bevel and micro bevel interchangeably. This is a mistake and is due to doing these videos at 1am when I should be ”sawing logs,” in bed. However, here it is… Cheers!

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Sweet Jig

Sweet Jig

06-02-2009 07:50 PM by Smeric28 | 18 comments »

Though i thought it was a little expensive when I bought it from woodcrafters I think this honing jig is awesome. I use the scary sharp system and it works great for it. the best part about this jig is that the guide you attach let’s you set a consistent square bevel every time. when you try it you’ll be surprised how far some of your chisels have gotten from spec. I found a few things about the jig confusing (the manual wasn’t very clear) so i’ll give you guys some...

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