Extremely Average #121: More sharpening today...and I love it.

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 05-03-2010 05:17 AM 1166 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello LJ,

DLMcKirdy left a comment on my blog post. I am not sure if he is a LJ or not, but since I still get many readers from here, I thought I would mention that his comment was very helpful. I suspected that I might have started at a grit that was too fine yesterday, and he gave me his rule of thumb for deciding. I took his advice today and had much better results. I really love sharpening stuff now! I am going to sharpen everything I can get my hands on, chisels, planes, carving knives, and even the neighbor’s cat, if I can corral him.

Anyway, tonight’s rambling is now up, for your dining and dancing pleasure.


-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 11:00 AM

hello Brian I didn´t made a comment on your struggle with sharpening
becourse McKirdy already had covert the issue very well
and I´m glad to hear you get along with it now
I also struggled a lot with it before I discovered the nets possibillety
of learning a lot of people how to and why in the different sites
but if you don´t know it yet there is a bunch of small vidio clip on you-tube
about sharpening and how to set up the different planes and other tool as well
I do have the same feeling using a handplane I gess if you are adicted to hand
tools everybody has the same feeling when they see the result of the first
full shaving on a board

take care


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