sharpening help

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by otis501 posted 12-23-2011 05:35 PM 751 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View otis501's profile


28 posts in 2071 days

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

2 replies so far

View TCCcabinetmaker's profile


930 posts in 1778 days

#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.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

View 4yanks's profile


1 post in 1769 days

#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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics