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Forum topic by daddywoofdawg posted 03-29-2015 01:31 AM 809 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Can anyone recommend a you tube for chisel sharping.I use the scary sharp for my plane irons but Have no Idea on sharpening chisels.and it seems on you tube there are videos by people that know people that heard someone that read a book about a subject.I’d like to find a guru. by don’t know a name.

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#2 posted 03-29-2015 02:06 PM

Paul Sellers is the best teacher in my opinion

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#3 posted 03-29-2015 03:07 PM

Sellers is a great teacher. His video explains his convex bevel approach that he gets on diamond stones followed by stropping. I don’t have diamond stones although I imagine the same approach would work with japanese water stones and oil stones although not efficiently because of the speed of the diamond stones. I am switching to a hollow grind approach using a bench grinder and water stones. I find it much easier to sharpen free hand with a hollow grind because the chisel bevel registers so easily on the stones on the high spots of the hollow grind. Fine Woodworking has a video that explains how to hollow grind a chisel. Hollow grind doesn’t work well on my plane irons because the bevel isn’t wide enough so i still use a veritas jig on those. At some point I’m going to learn how to free hand plane irons so that I can free myself from the jig. :)

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#4 posted 03-29-2015 06:59 PM

Paul Sellers is good. There’s also a good video from Lie-Nielsen:

In terms of books I really like Leonard Lee, A Complete Guide to Sharpening. Possibly TMI, but a lot of stuff to digest. Ron Hock, legendary plane-blade maker has a recent book on sharpening (The Perfect Edge) that I intend to take a look at but haven’t yet.

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