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Forum topic by Karson posted 11-03-2007 09:21 PM 1910 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karson

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11-03-2007 09:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sharpening honing hand tools

I ran across this a series of web pages on Sharpening and Honing. It is written by Maurice Fraser and is based on material and techniques taught in his classes at the Craft Students League in New York City.

It is here

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †


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#1 posted 11-03-2007 09:37 PM

Well, Karson, That’s a pretty good place to learn. The only problem I have is that for 25 years I’ve sharpened my head knives and straight knives similar to the way he describes and I still wish there was some kind of jig to help get it right. I use a strop board like he does and clean up as well but I want a jig to get it right the first time.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 11-03-2007 11:34 PM

New York City! Isn’t that where they make barbeque sauce?

That’s a great site for everyone to bookmark, if they like fine tools.

Lee

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#3 posted 11-04-2007 12:13 AM

I think they make everything in New York City. Just not very well.

BBQ is just perfect in Kansas City. But that comes in second after my house.

Come on over and visit and I smoke up some meat for you.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 11-04-2007 12:20 AM

Thomas I use the Pimmacle Honing Guide from Woodcraft to get the correct bevels on my tools. I also just purchased some 3.0 and some 0.5Mic diamond lapping film. I plan on using it with the pinnacle jig. Depending on the cut I’ll probably make up some sharpening popsicle sticks with the honing paper on them to touchup carbide router bits. I found some diamond 3M files that do a great job, but I keep misplacing them so I’m looking for a high tech, low cost solution. The diamond lapping film cost .50 cents per 3X4” sheet of psa lapping film. There was 50 sheets in the package.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mot

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#5 posted 11-04-2007 12:44 AM

Nice link!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 11-04-2007 02:20 AM

I’ve wanted that Pinnacle rig ever since I first saw it. The price scared me off. Maybe early next year. I need to try some of the different films.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 11-04-2007 02:31 AM

There you go mentioning that Kansas City BBQ again Karson. I’ll have a short end of Gates and Sons ribs…ROAD TRIP!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 11-04-2007 02:45 AM

The paper from Pinnaccle is quite high priced. $5.00 for three sheets of paper. Thats why I try alternatives. The scary sharp process works with the Pinnacle. Thats why I bought the diamond lapping film.

When I was a Lee’s picnic. He gave me some 1/4” MDF that I’m attaching scary sharp paper to and I’ll try the diamond lapping film. With the pinnacle jig top off of the base you can move it arround to get better use of your sanding paper.

I might need to post a blog on the process.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 11-04-2007 04:00 AM

I am still in the eye ball stage. I am working on a shop made version of the Scary Sharp. When I get it figured out I will post it certainly.

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#10 posted 11-04-2007 04:55 AM

Karson – thanks for posting this. It was a good lessson. I picked up some tips and actually got a couple of my chisels sharp.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#11 posted 11-04-2007 05:18 AM

I just checked and the 0.5 Micron diamond lapping film is equivalent to 60,000 grit. That should sharpen an edge. The 1 Micron that I also got (I thought it was 3 Micron) is equivalent to 14,000 grit.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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