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chopper6322

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421 days ago

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I’m sharpenning my chisels with the generic honing guide and a norton combination oilstone, It is sharpening a little uneven, i really notice it when i’m doing the micro bevel, sharpening at a little bit of an angle. Do I need to file the grooves in the guide in order to square them up? Or could my technique be wrong somehow?

-- "As iron sharpen iron, so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17


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Hammerthumb

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#1 posted 421 days ago

Don’t know what kind of guide you have, but it sounds like the chisel is not perpendicular to the guide wheel. This would skew the chisel off to one side.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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Dan

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#2 posted 421 days ago

There is some play in those guides. Just keep checking the bevel and if one side is off hone that side with more pressure.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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BTimmons

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#3 posted 421 days ago

Chris Schwarz addressed this in an old blog post, perhaps this may help with your problem. The bed that your chisel rests on might be convex, which prevents it from being held level.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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chopper6322

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#4 posted 421 days ago

that was perfect BT, well not that one, but the related videos were lol. Thanks

-- "As iron sharpen iron, so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17

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Friendlysb

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#5 posted 421 days ago

Some chisels don’t seat well in the cheap guides. I have a cheap guide and only my expensive chisel will seat properly.

Are you in the Lansing area? I am from Dewitt.

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chopper6322

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#6 posted 421 days ago

that is ironic friend, no i’m in south texas now, but i grew up in Birch Run

-- "As iron sharpen iron, so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17

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lumberdog

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#7 posted 421 days ago

Is your stone flat ?

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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