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Forum topic by chip73 posted 06-06-2012 12:57 AM 723 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chip73

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06-06-2012 12:57 AM

Just used my new WoodRiver Butt Chisel from WoodCraft. Bought them on sale and paid extra to have sharpened. Not set up to sharpen and and obviously little skill. I had a joint that needed a little finesse and how nice to have a sharp chisel to work with instead of my old cheap one I have tried to sharpen. I am so pumped that my next project will be learning what I need to sharpen tools and learning the skill that goes with it. Wish me luck.

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.


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rockindavan

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 01:36 AM

There are plenty resources out there on how to sharpen, but I would suggest spending the money to get a nice system. You wont regret it and its essential to sharp tools. Good luck.

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woodworker59

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 04:08 AM

just remember that more people have been hurt using dull tools than sharp ones. you can pick up a very inexpensive guide that will help you keep them sharp without much fuss. I have a set of the woodcraft chisels, the bench set not the butts, I like them and they will hold a good edge if you take care of them. There are many ways to sharpen, I like the Japanese water stones myself. I use three grits, I start with the 1000, then go to the 1200, then the 4000. If I am only touching them up will just run them over the 4000 and it will do the trick. A lot of guys like the DMT diamond stones, and others like the Arkansas oil stones.. its really up to your preference.. just keep them sharp and be careful.. you can open up your self real quick with a sharp chisel.. I know.. just ask my wife.. hahaha

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 03:09 PM

I have used water stones, Arkansas stones, sandpaper (scary sharp), and diamond stones. For a while, however, I have been using ceramic stones for all of my wood carving tools and standard woodworking chisels. All of the systems can do a good job. It is important to have a chisel guide – especially for someone that is just beginning. Get a good book about sharpening or even a couple of good books. Have a positive attitude that you can learn how to sharpen your tools because you CAN learn it. Best wishes for your success.

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chip73

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 12:49 AM

Thanks for the support I plan on doing some research and enjoy the journey!

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

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