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WS3000 Wide Blade Attachment - Fixed!

WS3000 Wide Blade Attachment - Fixed!

07-20-2010 03:42 AM by BigJimAK | 17 comments »

I recently picked up a WorkSharp 3000 after trying my hand at tuning some bevel-up Veritas 3/16” thick A2 steel plane blades. The instructions say to attach the wide blade guide, leveling it with the sharpening sandpaper. Unfortunately, it won’t go down that far, because the inside of some of the supports squeeze against a raised piece of the machine. Sooo… I got out my Dremel and a carborundum cutting wheel and trimmed them back. I’ve attached a picture showing where ...

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Norton Waterstones Package

Norton Waterstones Package

03-25-2010 06:19 AM by michaelray | 6 comments »

I bought a set of Norton Waterstones recently that I’m pretty happy with. I’ve posted a short review on my personal blog. Well worth the money in my opinion. —thanks for looking.

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Excellent product and Price

Excellent product and Price

03-30-2014 05:27 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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Great Honing Guide

Great Honing Guide

12-12-2010 05:37 PM by cut3times | 3 comments »

This is from the hand written notes of Richard: The blade is clamped onto and makes contact with the underside of the two stainless steel location rods, these being the primary location datum. How far the cutting edge projects determines the honing angle. For example clamp up at 5/8” (16mm) and the blade will make an angle of 25 degrees to the sharpening surface. Measurement is taken from the side of the stainless steel rod to the cutting edge. A strip of wood with an accurate shoulder cou...

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Honing Guide

Honing Guide

03-31-2011 01:49 PM by dbray45 | 10 comments »

Bought this and was very surprised. My other honing guide clamps on the sides and edges for the larger blades and has a triangle to hold the smaller chisels and blades. This honing guide clamps on the flat side of the blade and holds it. The guide I give 5 stars. The guide comes with a piece of stick on rubber which I put on the anvil of the guide so that the blade does not move around. The anvil, as I call it, has scribed lines to show if your blade is square to the guide, the rubber ...

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I can see it clearly now....

I can see it clearly now....

12-17-2010 05:24 AM by gko | 15 comments »

This is actually a review of two products. I had bought a cheap little Pocket Microscope from Lee Valley that was about $10. Took a look at some of my blades and found problems that explained why they weren’t cutting as nicely. It was really fascinating. It has an LED light that is above the object which illuminated the blade clearly. It has a base that easily comes off which is how I use it. I highly recommend it to any one that sharpens his own tools. It is extremely cheap and ...

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Great scraper burnisher

Great scraper burnisher

01-19-2012 12:43 AM by Tennwood | 12 comments »

I had a Woodcraft coupon about to expire and no other great needs at the time, so I bought the Veritas Variable Burnisher on a whim. (Actually what I went in for they didn’t have in stock that day). I normally sharpen my scrapers using a wet stone and round burnisher getting ok results. I can always get shavings, but not like they should be. Retail cost of the Veritas is $32.50, but with my coupon, I figured I couldn’t loose too much. It turned out to be a great deal. The i...

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Great stones!

Great stones!

10-28-2011 01:57 PM by slickSqueegie | 4 comments »

These are excellent stones. I use them all the time. Initial sharpening and lapping on your chisels and plane irons is time consuming, but extremely rewarding. These stones are large and the case for the stones doubles as a holder that wont slide around. a lot of people out there use the “scary sharp” tequnique, and they swear by it. now I know why.They dont have any stones! these stones are just as fast as sandpaper but I think I get a better hone with these. anyone who use...

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They need to rework the way it sits on WorkSharp 3000

They need to rework the way it sits on WorkSharp 3000

04-01-2010 04:31 PM by Eric_S | 7 comments »

So I just got the WS3000 this weekend and had a chance to play around with it. This thing is amazing, I have been rehoning all my chisels and plane irons less than 2” in assembly line fashion (all backs at 120 grit, then bevels, then all backs at 400 grit, then bevels, and so on). This thing is amazing, super easy to use, and very quick compared to the manual Scary Sharp method. Now onto the wide blade attachment that I purchased for my 2 3/8” plane iron at $69.99 The angl...

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Primary Bevel Grinding

Primary Bevel Grinding

10-27-2014 10:03 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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