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Sharpening methods comparison

08-12-2017 09:04 PM by Bertha | 119 comments »

Rather than clutter up threads, I’m going to use this blog to keep track of my sharpening experiments. Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to see. I’ll start with rehabbing a chisel using grinder, diamond, sandpaper, and leather. Let’s start with a lowly antique store find: I tend to prefer cast steel tang chisels, usually English ones. This one’s a Moulson Brothers 5/8’ish tang with a busted up handle, split short ferrule, and a rugged cutting end. Lots of pits and the sides are rusted and irregular. I start by chiseling the handle off and examining the business end. Now, this won’t do. It’s look...

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