Sharpening Chisels

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Blog entry by Huckleberry posted 05-03-2011 01:42 AM 7766 reads 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sharpening Chisels episode introduces two ways to sharpen chisels. ; With the help of Steve from Wood Working for Mere Mortals we explore these methods

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too [email protected]#$%

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 04:28 AM

Thanks Huck perhaps you could sharpen steve’s chisels for him.

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 05:17 AM

very nice vid.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 05:52 AM

I would like to hear this video but cannot get sound, why ?

-- Tom D

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 10:23 AM

I appreciate the time you must have put into making this vid, but if I could make some constructive criticism, IMHO I think you may want to have more cuts and takes for the various scenes. One trick that thewoodwhisperer uses is to film a closeup of what he’s doing and then during editing, he adds a voice over to explain what’s happening. That way you don’t have to talk and do something at the same time. Long technical monologues are very difficult to get right especially if you try to do it from memory. If you can break it up into sections and put pauses in between, then editing and doing retakes are both simple.

The only complaint i have is you say that safety is #1 at your shop, but no eye protection with all those sparks flying?

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 02:08 PM

You are to be commended for sharing your woodworking knowledge with online videos.
However, here is a snapshot from your opening montage that is disturbing. This is where I stopped watching.
Best wishes…

-- 温故知新

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#6 posted 05-03-2011 02:11 PM

^a splitter can only do so much.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 05-03-2011 02:24 PM

this was terrible. get to the point

-- I know all about hard work. It's that R & R I need to learn

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#8 posted 05-03-2011 09:38 PM

Dear god! I was afraid you were going to to lose the Sam Adams! Whew!
Handy shop tip: Always place beer at least 8” from a workbench edge.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#9 posted 05-04-2011 12:01 AM

What is up Rusty’s butt?? Hobomonk, I don’t see what’s wrong with the pic?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#10 posted 05-04-2011 02:01 AM

dont worry about Hobomonk – hes another one of the complainers/blockers/angry/rude people. I’m blocked by him – dont even know who he is….oh well :) its such a beautiful sunny day here

Thanks for the video – it’ll be a good resource for when i actually get into buy good chisels. Like Steve – I have about 4 of them of different brand names…and they are all cheap, and probably dull :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#11 posted 05-04-2011 11:56 PM

In the pic above…

No blade guard??? ok, sometimes that’s necessary to make your cut. But not here.

Anti-kick back??? probably needed on this type of cut more that others…

Position of the operator???? waiting to catch the looming kickback maybe???

Hey, I’m not the critical criticizing type. I appreciate the video. I learn from stuff like this. And no, I would not compare you or the production to our illustrious friend “Norm”. But Thanks anyway… (without complaints, blocks, anger or rudeness).

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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#12 posted 05-05-2011 01:25 PM

I think the picture above from hobomonk has to do with the broken push stick on the left side of the picture.


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#13 posted 05-06-2011 11:18 PM

Thanks for the video.

I have a novice question; I am pretty sure the answer must be in the video and I probably missed it.

I used the worksharp and I always cool the blade from time to time when flattening the bottom of the blade. I know there is a heatsdink on the bevel port but not for the disk top. You do not seem to mind the heat build up…

As to the other topic that was raised in this post (please excuse my intrusion) I don’t think it’s the broken push stick. there is enough clearance between the fence and the blade to do the cut safely. Maybe the position of the hand pushing the stock at least when starting.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 05-07-2011 08:09 AM

Yep I’ve got to agree with Steve, that beer was just to darn close to the edge of the bench. Just wish I had have been standing right there beside Jim so I to could concentrate on his every move to see if he made any safety errors. Then I too could point them out to him. But I was’nt so I can only thank him for his time and effort put into making video’s for us to watch. Yes safety is important but I keep seeing the same negative comments time after time! Maybe instead these people should be producing safety video’s for us.

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#15 posted 05-07-2011 03:12 PM

Nice video, thanks. Steve, I have a very important question. On that cold chisel what is the ideal temperture to use that. Do we need to keep that in the refridgerator when we’re not using it?

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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