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Forum topic by mIps posted 04-04-2014 02:10 AM 881 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2014 02:10 AM

Well I managed to bugger up the pointy end of my one and only chisel. So, now I need to know how to make it good again. I have no grinder and only a coarse grinding stone I usually use on my lawnmower blade.
Any suggestions?
Oh, and if your suggestion includes the word “buy”, Consider it ignored as I currently have $0.14 available.

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 02:17 AM

Do you have sandpaper and a flat surface to use the scary sharp method? Coarse grit to work back past the chip (or use the side of the coarse grinding stone) and work your way up to the finest grit you’ve got. To get to paring sharp, you’d need 1500 or 2000 grit, but for a chisel used only for chopping and rough work, 600 or so might be ok. After you’ve gone to the finest grit, cut out the side of a brown paper bag and use that on your flat surface to finish.

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 02:22 AM

JayT…beat me to it but here’s a video that may help…it’s free I promise….

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#3 posted 04-04-2014 04:13 AM

seems doable. I’ll see what kind of sandpaper I have in the morning.

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