First chisels + first time sharpening (Paul Sellers method)

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Forum topic by stroml posted 05-09-2012 04:05 AM 1464 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-09-2012 04:05 AM

Got my first set of chisels from Highland. A modest 4 piece Narex kit.

Got my first set of oil stones and leather strop from

I spent a few hours the other day flattening the oil stones on a cinder block. It’s a pain; just ask my shoulder…

I spent a few hours flattening the backs of the chisels on today and tried the Paul Sellers convex bevel method. It’s the first technique I tried since it seemed to require the least setting up, preparation, or skill. After I spent a deliberate 20 minutes trying out the technique, I was able to shave hairs off my arm, cut a sheet of paper, etc.

Got my first paper thin shavings ever.

Now to get back to woodworking!

-- Strom

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