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Forum topic by otis501 posted 12-23-2011 05:35 PM 838 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-23-2011 05:35 PM

I just got in to chip carving and need sharpeners for my knifes and chisels. Its a hobby not a profession so I need something good but not $$$$. Do I go diamond or stone?

Otis – needs help

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#1 posted 12-24-2011 09:33 AM

diamond stones work, but not for the gouges and angles and what not. You’ll need a slip stone or two for those.

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#2 posted 12-24-2011 01:03 PM


I have diamond plates, oil-stones and some water-stones. If I wanted to get setup for sharpening fast and cheap I would look at sandpaper. Google scarysharp. After that I would add a cheap used is fine grinder with the wheels replaced by muslin or felt wheels (I think I spent $40.00). Use that with polishing compound to power strop to a final bevel. Beware that the soft muslin/felt wheels will round the profile on your tools over time. Simply reestablish the proper edge every so often and it is not a problem. Good luck.

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