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Cammel Saw Co.

Cammel Saw Co.

03-05-2010 04:02 PM by Luke | 1 comment »

Just a quick review of a service company. They also sell lots of blades and knives for just about anything I believe. I just bought a used grizzly Jointer and the knives had several small nicks in them. I looked around the internet and couldn’t find anyone who could sharpen them for a good price (in my opinion). Finally I found this company and shot them an email. They emailed me back promptly and let me know that it would be about $18 to sharpen them, which compared to $45 at other pla...

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worksharp 3000

worksharp 3000

02-24-2010 02:10 PM by degoose | 30 comments »

I know that there have been a few reviews of this sharpening system… but I got one a while back and I just wanted to review it and let all my fellow Aussies that it is available here now.. This is the easiest way to keep your hand tools…. chisels and plane irons … sharp… Also great for turning tools and carving chisels… curved as well as straight.. “Work Sharp” is an innovative grinding & sharpening system for sharpening Chisels, Plane Blades, Scrapers...

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Sharpening System

Sharpening System

01-24-2010 06:54 AM by David Murray | 7 comments »

This is my first review so bear with me. I needed a way to sharpen my lathe chisels, I didn’t want the expence or have to wait to send them to a sharpening service. I have always been intimidated by sharpening tools so I went to a Rockler store nearby for guidance. They showed me the setup they had for sharpening there turning tools. I gained some valuable tips that day and went about researching products for this purpose. The system I settled on is PSI’s version. I purchase...

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Flatten your stones frequently

Flatten your stones frequently

01-02-2010 07:02 AM by gizmodyne | 6 comments »

We bought this three months ago on sale at Woodcraft. They go for $32 U.S. Purpose: A flat reference surface to lap your water stones upon. Water stones sharpen quickly but wear quickly too. Therefore they need to flattened frequently, especially if you are sharpening a thick iron. At 2” the surface plate is thick enough to avoid deflecting under pressure. To use: Soak wet-dry sandpaper (I like 100 grit), press it down. Lap away. You can also sharpen tools directly on the sandpape...

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Veritas camber roller attachement makes putting a camber on a blade a breeze.

Veritas camber roller attachement makes putting a camber on a blade a breeze.

11-21-2009 04:06 AM by mart | 10 comments »

After years of using an ROS to sand and smooth all my projects I finally said enough and started collecting good user planes over the last couple of years. I had played some with a #5 jack plane but had left my #4 smoother unattended other than to derust it. I pulled it out today, took the blade out and got out my Veritas honing guide. I had purchased a camber roller attachment for it last year and hadn’t tried it out yet. I don’t know what took me so long. It made putting a cambe...

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Shop Made Honing Machine

Shop Made Honing Machine

11-01-2009 05:22 PM by Andrew | 7 comments »

I was communicating in a project from dbhost about this honing machine so I thought I would share it here. I got this motor (1/2 hp 1750rpm) from Metal Mike, a nieghbor, same guy who traded a working drll press for a broken band saw. I took 2 peices of MDF and glued them together, roughed a circle, about 10” diameter, then mounted it on my lathe. I turned it into a perfect circle, lathes are good at that. I then purchased a work arbor from woodcraft, I think $14. Mounted the MDF ci...

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All I could say was.... "wow"

All I could say was.... "wow"

07-24-2009 04:41 AM by PurpLev | 11 comments »

I got this used a couple of days ago. the price was right and I had wanted something that I could speed sharpening up, and get a hollow grind for freehand honing/touchups. before getting it, I tried to gather as much information about this, as I haven’t seen too many reviews on the unit except for KnotScott’s review here, and some other reviews on Amazon (which I always take with a grain of salt). it seemed like all the reviews were raving about how good the machine is, which m...

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Well worth the investment

Well worth the investment

07-07-2009 10:38 PM by Wayne Precht | 8 comments »

The next purchase was a Work Sharp 3000. Again, this was a Woodcraft special. I had read some reviews, including one by a respected furniture maker. He swore by it as not only effective, but fast in his “time is money” shop. Now, I have tried about every sharpening system known to man and had previously settled on the Norton water-stones as able to get a usable edge before my ADD kicked in. The problem was the mess and bother of water in the shop or of doing the sharpening in the kitchen...

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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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Norton Multi-Oilstone IM313 - I think this is my last sharpening system - updated with video

Norton Multi-Oilstone IM313 - I think this is my last sharpening system - updated with video

04-11-2009 05:47 PM by ChicoWoodnut | 21 comments »

I have been looking at this system for a couple of years now. I finally decided to click the buy button and I’m glad I did. Like most of you, I have tried a lot of sharpening systems. Here are the ones I have tried and the reasons I decided to buy this one and lay the rest aside. Scary Sharp - A good system if you like buying sandpaper all the time. I used it for a long time. The cost of consumables quickly adds up. Work Sharp - A good system but ditto on the consumables. ...

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