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Blog entry by WoodsmanWoodworker posted 10-26-2010 04:32 AM 1236 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First the bowl is on hold, mainly becuase i need to sharpen my chisels. The question… Is there a non-power sharpening tool that can sharpen my axes, chisels, and other such hand tools all in one tool? Also i made a simple ruler stop, a marking gauge, and a small grease pot. I’ll be posting them soon. Thanks

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 04:46 AM

I would say look up scary sharp it’s at least good for chisels and planes ,axes might need a grinder and stone.

I found the one I was thinking of


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#2 posted 10-26-2010 05:16 AM

If you are going the Galoot route and trying to have only items that operate on hand/human power, you might want to look for one of those hand crank powered bench grinders. The ideal thing would be one of those big sandstone grind wheels that has a foot pedal to keep it turning. They can be used dry for rough aggresive grinding and then wet for finer honing work. It is pretty facinating to see someone that is skilled with one sharpen tools. This is one good way to go. For your axes, you can sharpen them with a good quality mill file. For chisels and planes or almost anything else tha had a straight square blade, you can use the scary sharp method that jim mentions or also most any type of sharpening stones ranging from diamond stones to water or oil stones. I personally prefer the edge that I get from water stones. However, they can be a pain at times because they wear and dish rather quickly. they have to be reflattened regularly. I have been considering getting some diamond stones for the rough bevel of the blades and initial honing and then just use a very fine water stone for the final hone and polish of the edge to reduce the time spent flattening the stones every time that I sharpen my tools.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 03:31 PM

Thanks, both of you, this is exactly what i was looking for. I appreciate it.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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