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KEEPING TOOLS SHARP #1: A freebie idea for protecting an edge

12-06-2015 04:23 AM by trotter | 5 comments »

This occurred to me as a freebie idea. I try to keep my blades sharp but it is not just the cost but the time travelling back and forth to the store that irritates me. I am sure anyone who has sent saw blades away for sharpening will have had them come back protected by an oily waxy substance like this. I have been keeping this material to melt down and protect my chisels after sharpening. You will also see the red wax covering from Babybel cheeses. I plan to melt these as well in a similar operation, because I am sure they will provide similar protection. All this was in anticipation of buying a diamond sharpening blade so that I can build a rig rather like this: https...

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