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11-20-2018 03:08 PM

Hi y’all, I have and will have some chisels and possibly some plane irons to sharpen in the future. I’m lousy at hand sharpening and also a newbie. Therefore, could anyone point me in the direction a an inexpensive sharpener with a guide?


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#1 posted 11-20-2018 03:12 PM

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#2 posted 11-20-2018 03:20 PM

Worksharp 3000 is about $175 from Amazon. it works well as is for chisels. Wide blade attachment for plane blades runs about $55.

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#3 posted 11-20-2018 05:53 PM

the Grizzly T10010ANV – 10” Wet Grinder Kit is on sale now for $120.00
I have had it for over a year now and am very satisfied with it.

I have had the WOODTEK water cooled sharpening machine with a 1000 grit stone for 20 years.

it is not on sale and runs about $140.00. just depends on your budget and how you like
or don’t like machines as most members here sort of lean towards the diamond or natural stones.

the simple tool holder is a great investment and if you search around, can be found for 10-$15.00

.

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#4 posted 11-20-2018 06:28 PM



Worksharp 3000 is about $175 from Amazon. it works well as is for chisels. Wide blade attachment for plane blades runs about $55.

- Holt

+1 if that’s in your budget. I too like the wide blade attachment for plane irons. But, you can do irons up to 2” in the chisel port as well so the added expense isn’t necessary.

If your budget isn’t so much and you already have stones of some sort, then the guide like syenefarmer linked in the first comment works well for plane blades. IMO, it requires some modification to work well for chisels though.

A middle-of-the-road budget option would be the Veritas guides. Either Mk1 or Mk2 depending on how much you want to spend and how much flexibility you need in the system.

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#5 posted 11-20-2018 06:54 PM

My suggestion is a bench grinder with a Norton Aluminum oxide white wheel.
Hollow grind your chisels and plane blades. Then go directly to a very fine grit water stone. The hollow grind makes it very easy to free hand look up side sharpening.
You can train your hands to do this.

-- Aj

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#6 posted 11-20-2018 08:00 PM

I think this would be a good video to go along with Aj2’s post.

https://youtu.be/KljbyeueOtE

And don’t forget to prepare the back of the chisel. It needs to be flatten and polished up some.

There are tons of sharpening video on YouTube. What a bunch of them because there are many ways to reach your golds.

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#7 posted 11-20-2018 08:58 PM



the Grizzly T10010ANV – 10” Wet Grinder Kit is on sale now for $120.00
I have had it for over a year now and am very satisfied with it.

I have had the WOODTEK water cooled sharpening machine with a 1000 grit stone for 20 years.

it is not on sale and runs about $140.00. just depends on your budget and how you like
or don t like machines as most members here sort of lean towards the diamond or natural stones.

the simple tool holder is a great investment and if you search around, can be found for 10-$15.00

.

- John Smith


That jig can also be improve on

https://youtu.be/QBHd7x6ySSQ

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#8 posted 11-21-2018 08:35 AM

https://youtu.be/5yj16u7udlw

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#9 posted 11-21-2018 02:03 PM

Here’s another video from LN on modifying common eclipse-style honing guides.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 11-21-2018 02:11 PM

I would encourage you to keep practicing free hand sharpening.

I consider it a hand skill to be mastered no different than using any hand tool in ww’ing.

But if its just too daunting, I would go with the Worksharp. You won’t have a bunch of money tied up in stones that way.

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#11 posted 11-26-2018 02:21 PM

I’ll plug my own YouTube channel here:

Flattening the backs of plane irons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVjUlk4J-lU&t=1s

Inexpensive sharpening jig (Well, inexpensive if you already have the diamond plates. But you can use sandpaper on MDF if you like.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4gdwMAW40k&t=4s

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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