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Excellent Edge Inspection Tool

Excellent Edge Inspection Tool

01-16-2014 09:00 PM by OSU55 | 0 comments »

We deal with a lot of edges – planer & jointer blades, hand plane blades, chisels, saws, etc. Even with 20/20 vision, the naked eye can’t really see well enough to know how nicked up an edge is or whether you really did hone all of the scratches out. I found this little LED lighted magnifying glass by Rosallini on Amazon for ~$8 (I just checked and it’s down to $3.73). I figured if it didn’t work I hadn’t lost much, but to my surprise it works very well. The ...

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Knife Sharpening the easy way

Knife Sharpening the easy way

07-17-2014 05:53 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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Trend Diamond Whetstone Kit, Up For Review

Trend Diamond Whetstone Kit, Up For Review

11-04-2014 06:58 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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Fallkniven Dc521 Diamond Bench Sharpening Stone

Fallkniven Dc521 Diamond Bench Sharpening Stone

02-03-2015 05:48 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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About all you need short of a diamond plate

About all you need short of a diamond plate

07-13-2015 09:54 PM by jonah | 4 comments »

I’ve been using these waterstones for about two years now, and after I put them away today I decided to write a quick review. I bought the two stones for about $20 (800 grit) and $25 (6000 grit), plus the supplies to make a leather strop. I have sharpened plane irons, chisels, and even the odd knife on the stones. The stones have yet to fail me. Waterstones are a bit messy, what with having to soak them prior to use and keep them wet while using them, but aside from that they are ...

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CBN WHEEL

CBN WHEEL

04-25-2016 11:52 PM by Ken90712 | 11 comments »

I’m pretty new to turning, I’ve been learning and listening to all the advice from all the veterans on here. I have a wet grinder but that was not working for sharpening my chesils. All the help on here and Dave from D – Way Tools recommended the CBN. I bought the 180 grit 8 inch for my new Rikon 1 hp slow speed grinder. I bought the Wolverine jig as recommended as well. I have to say once set up this is amazing and everything everyone said it would be. My chesils are ra...

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Simplicity with Perfection

Simplicity with Perfection

01-20-2008 03:02 AM by YooperCasey | 11 comments »

One of the first purchases I made was a Veritas sharpening jig. I had been researching woodworking for several years before buying a single tool while I attended MTU. One thing I noticed time and time again was the fact that tools must be sharp. Beyond sharp they must be properly sharp, with a proper angle, back bevel and micro bevel! After much intimidation about the whole process I decided to pick up the Veritas jig. I purchased it in the full kit with an included waterstone to get me go...

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Well worth the extra upfront cost!!

Well worth the extra upfront cost!!

04-21-2013 02:29 AM by MrFid | 22 comments »

I purchased the Veritas Mark II honing guide from my local Woodcraft store (not sure if they all do it this way, but it was kept behind a door at mine, wasn’t with the other honing guides (for good reason). I took it home, and got it out of it’s packaging, and inspected. The thing that I noticed first was the heft. It is well cast, and the brass knobs are beautifully machined. First impression: high quality tool. The instruction manual is a lengthy read, but super well writ...

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A goof proof sharpening system

A goof proof sharpening system

02-09-2014 05:54 PM by CharlesA | 9 comments »

I will admit at the beginning that I have never used the scary sharp, the Paul Sellers method, Tormek, or other sharpening systems. A year ago I got my first good set of chisels and started with some vintage Stanley planes. I stopped by my local Woodcraft and asked what they recommended for sharpening, and I picked up this Veritas Mk II and some Japanese water stones. Good: You don’t have to know a lot. There are lots of possible settings for every kind of chisel and plane. It...

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Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide

Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide

03-11-2014 02:21 PM by TheWoodenOyster | 22 comments »

Overall, the Veritas MKII leaves something to be desired and is not worth the price. There are three main issues that I found with the system: 1. Not so big of an issue: The time sacrifice it takes to setup is time better spent woodworking. It is isn’t terribly painful to set up, but it does take a few minutes to get going with it. 2. A little bit bigger issue: It is very difficult to get the chisel or plane iron in the jig at 90 degrees perfectly. Even using the equipment that...

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