Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sharpening'

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Shop Skills #2: Card Scrapers the Video!

12-29-2008 03:43 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 54 comments »

It’s Finally Here! I have completed my first feature woodworking video. This video shows how I sharpen my card scrapers. It is a simple process and I kept the instruction simple with some close-up video action. I hope this post goes smooth, it has taken me all day to figure out how to finish up the video and 3 attempts to get it online. So this is a pretty big moment. I can work on polished video later but I have to start somewhere. I hope that this video on sharpening ca...

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Restoring a few handplanes - a family heirloom

12-15-2008 05:51 AM by bfd | 11 comments »

I went back east to NH for thanksgiving to visit family and friends. While I was staying at my Mom’s I came across a few of my grandfathers old hand planes that I thought were given away after he passed away at a time when I was still in College and not into woodworking. I found an old Stanley #5, a 60 1/2 block plane, a mini plane and a little razor blade plane. All were complete but in need of some serious TLC. My Mom knowing that I would put these to good use gave them to me and ...

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My Myspace Page is ready for you WoodChopperoos!

12-07-2008 06:09 PM by bigchopperoo | 2 comments »

I know you guys are excited... giver' a visit on those internets! Highly recommended by”Chad Stanton is the guy that you see in the videos from You should check out his myspace page. Its funny.” Sign up for to be my friend. I Love this place!!!!Keep those emails a-comin’. You guys are the best!!! Many “pickles” on the horizon! Peace out.

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Woodworking in America 2008 #6: WIA - Scrapers: History, Preparation and Use, Part 3 of 3

11-27-2008 11:42 PM by Al Navas | 0 comments »

From my blog: ===========This is Part 3 of 3 of the session on Scrapers: History, Preparation and Use, with Christopher Schwarz. Part3 concludes the series on scrapers. To get some continuity from Part 2 into Part 3, I included the last 3 minutes from part 2 as the introduction to this episode. This way you can get back to speed quickly. In Part 3 Christopher Schwarz actually draws the burr on the scraper. This Part starts with some discussion by The Schwarz on drawing the burr, and ...

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Hand Plane Restoration #1: No 60 1/2 restoration

11-24-2008 11:25 PM by sIKE | 11 comments »

My father has been wanting a block plane for a while and had been dropping hints. So I went out on e-bay and found one that was in decent shape. After testing it out it and determining it was worth the trouble, I went ahead and refinished it. Here is what I started with First I lapped the sole and the sides, then I soaked it in Evapo-Rust, then I used a paint stripper to remove the remaining Japanning. I had to use a small piece of 220 grit sand paper to clean up the finger indentations...

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Tips #1: Sharpening

11-24-2008 10:28 PM by drknoxy | 2 comments »

Great link on how to sharpen and get a “scary” edge, tried it up to 150 grit and it was pretty scary. I don’t want to imagine a few thousand. spoiler: sticky sided sandpaper on glass (for a flat surface) Article by Taunton Press via FineWoodworking

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Tool thoughts #13: Wolvie Clone in progress

11-02-2008 03:16 AM by NedB | 5 comments »

With my shop mostly completed, I have turned towards getting my tools in order, including setting my grinder for sharpening my turning tools. I found this plan online and decided that it would be easy enough to build instead of shelling out $90 for the wolverine jig itself. I still have to mount the grinder to the platform at the proper height, as well as recut the v-block. The one there isn’t cut evenly, so I’m going to cut another piece on the tablesaw instead of the bands...

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Last Post from the Mainland

08-31-2008 03:54 PM by Eric | 2 comments »

Well, we’re moving in three days. We put 16 boxes on the boat, and I’ve dropped 12 boxes in the mail so far. I think we’re about 5 boxes away from being done. On Tuesday, they come to pick up our car, which will be loaded with awkward-shaped things and other stuff that doesn’t look very steal-able (like the step stool I made). Today I cleaned out the shop and did a final sweeping. The shop is now officially closed. I already know what my first major woodworking p...

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Techniques & Methods #1: Scary Sharp Method

06-18-2008 03:43 AM by PurpLev | 28 comments »

so just like every other woodworker at one point (what’s up with the other every other woodworkers is beyond me…) I was researching and learning about ways to sharpen my chisels, planes, and other blade tools in the shop. Since I am the weekend warrior at this point, and I do not need to resharpen my tools THAT often, nor THAT much, I figure that I can do without any expensive powertools (there are several of those on the market) to sharpen blades and I dont really have the spa...

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Sharpening a cabinet scraper

06-13-2008 07:23 PM by Skip | 18 comments »

Someone asked me to post this video on this site, so here we go. It is my idea of how to sharpen a cabinet scraper. If I am all wet, please let me know.

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