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Forum topic by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2719 days ago 1118 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dick, & Barb Cain

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2719 days ago

I was recently asked about sharpening, & to write something about it. I don’t think I could do a good enough job of it., but here is one of the best I’ve seen from Finewoodworking. After many years, I even picked up some new tricks from this.

I have to apologize, I recently found out, that not everyone can view the FWW links I’ve Posted. You have to be a subscriber of their on-line magazine to see them.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1


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Roger Strautman

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#1 posted 2719 days ago

Hello Dick, As you can tell by my name I carve an I have more carving chisels and gouges than you can shake a stick at. Sharpening my tools can be quite time consuming and I would rather be carving than sharpening that’s why I bought a Jooltool sharpening set up. This unit was pretty pricey but I have found that it was well worth it. The other night I received some used gouges and chisels, 11 total, and it took me less than 1 hour to get them all sharpened to a hightly mirrored finish. This sharpener I even sharpened my carbided tip table saw blade on it.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2718 days ago

Thanks CarverRog.
I lookedit up, & it looks very interesting , but as you say, Pricey. Here’s a video.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 2718 days ago

I was remember somewhere about a guy who does most of his sharpening on a hard felt buffing wheel with rubbing compound. Anybody ever try this? Sounds like something I could do if I ever wanted to sharpen a chisel.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2718 days ago

Dennis.
It’s a funny thing you mentioned this. I’ve been going to make myself a setup setup like this for a long time, but I never seem to get around to it. This system is much more affordable.
I mostly use my diamond stone, I hardly ever use a grinder, & then strop it on my leather strop that has silicone oxide powder, with vaseline as a binder.

Question: Could you tell me if you could see the fine woodworking PDF on sharpening. I’ve had comments saying it doesn’t work.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 2718 days ago

Dick – I could not access the FFW link. I think you have to be a member to view the article. I have been a long time subscriber to FFW & FHB but have never become an online member. Looks like I will need to correct this! I did appreciate the other article and have downloaded it for my files.

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 2718 days ago

Thanks Dick I like the leather buffing wheel and the felt one! It’s on my to do list now.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2718 days ago

I just edited my entry, of an apology for a mistake..

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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