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Forum topic by toolie posted 04-10-2013 11:39 PM 1223 views 1 time favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2013 11:39 PM

or how a power tool woodworker sharpens his chisels.

i had seen a sandpaper based sharpening system in shopnotes for sharpening chisels and plane irons a while back and always wanted to build one. finally got a scrap of 1/4” plate glass from a local glazier for $10 and some scrap plywood and 1x. got a 5 pack of wet/dry paper from autozone that was from 1000 to 2500. cobbled it together with dry paper (100 and 220, first two, front left) and wet/dry paper (400, 1000, 1500, 2000 front row, lower right and counterclockwise to rear row). worked well, even without the honing guide i got from woodcraft. the first two chisel pics are what i started with. the circle in the bevel pic’s reflection is the camera lens. the reflection in the flat back of the chisel is part of the shop. the chisel is razor sharp and will slice end grain just like they do in the video woodsmith shop did of the technique.

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#1 posted 04-10-2013 11:44 PM

Thanks for sharing…added to my favorites

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