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Forum topic by Tim Dahn posted 12-06-2009 08:41 PM 1284 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tim Dahn

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12-06-2009 08:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tip carving

Hey can anyone point me towards a website that has information on how to sharpen carving chisels like gouges?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.


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#1 posted 12-06-2009 09:11 PM

Chris Pye has almost everything you need to know about woodcarving on his website. He is an amazing carver and shares a lot of what he knows. I’ve been getting his email newsletter for a long time now. He doesn’t do them monthly, just whenever he gets around to it I guess but they are fairly well written with good content.
http://chrispye-woodcarving.com/

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 10:22 PM

http://www3.telus.net/BrentBeach/Sharpen/Chisel%20jig.html

When you get there, do a site search for gouges and you will see a lot of different jigs.

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#3 posted 12-06-2009 10:42 PM

There was an article in the new FWW mag on sharpening a carving gouge with a fair amount of detail covering grinding, sharpening and burnishing.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 02:31 AM

Thanks everyone, these sites look good.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#5 posted 12-07-2009 03:28 AM

I’ve got a recent DVD out that includes carving tools:

http://www.lie-nielsen.com/

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#6 posted 12-07-2009 03:44 AM

If you have a lathe, you can use a sharpening disk. I have information on it on my web site.

The advantage of power sharpening is that it’s faster, so you can spend more time carving.

I also have some carving tutorials here.

Mike

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