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Forum topic by Brohymn62 posted 560 days ago 599 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brohymn62

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560 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jointer sharpening

Hey all,

I’m going to make my first attempt at sharpening my 8” jointer blades. I don’t really have a plan but I’ll be using a wet stone to do this by hand… any good tips out there?

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA


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MonteCristo

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#1 posted 560 days ago

Do some research first or you could end up trashing your blades. There are some good posts on LJs about how to hone these blades. If they are badly nicked, you may want to get a shop to sharpen them first.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Bluepine38

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#2 posted 560 days ago

www.woodcraft.com › … › Sharpening Accessories › Jointer Blade Hones, check this out, it and similar jigs
and methods are the only way I would try to sharpen a jointer blade. There are fancy jigs and setups that
you can make to sharpen jointer blades, but when my blades need more than a quick honing, it is time for me
to take them to the professionals. When I bought the jointer the blades were suffering from the results of a
home sharpener, and as a result I paid $50.00 for it.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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oluf

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#3 posted 560 days ago

At www.askwoodman.com you can find a great video series on sharpening and setting jointer blades.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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Nicky

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#4 posted 560 days ago

take a look at this

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/70287

-- Nicky

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GaryL

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#5 posted 560 days ago

Or this,

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/70562

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Purrmaster

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#6 posted 559 days ago

You may want to look into one of these:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=33002&cat=1,43072,43078&ap=1

I know I wouldn’t try sharpening my jointer blades freehand.

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GarageWoodworks

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#7 posted 559 days ago

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