|Forum topic by startingfromscratch||posted 07-07-2010 09:55 PM||1586 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
07-07-2010 09:55 PM
Barrage of questions from me…but we’re slow at work this week.
I’ve been collecting equipment for sharpening with the scarry method. I want to have all my ducks in a row before I try my hand. I have a granite tile (12×12), a veritas mark II, sandpaper through 600 grit (still need to find some 1000, and 2000 grit), and baby oil. The last three things I think I need to collect are a square, 3m spay adhesive, and some type of strop.
What do folks use for a square when sharpening chisels and plane blades? Do I need to buy engineering squares? I’ve had my eye on the woodpecker small one…but it’s $20 which seems like a lot. And it’s small. Can you use it to check plane blades? Or….can I just get away with using my 12” combo square or 4” tri-square?
With just starting out learning how to sharpen…should I worry about stropping or can I let that go until later. Do I need to buy the graphite powder or whatever? Just trying to get a sense of whether everyone uses more than oil or water stones or sand paper or if that’s just high end, meticulous sharpeners…