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Before you buy any tool read this: A lesson; purchasing tools

05-25-2008 10:57 PM by Jim13 | 8 comments »

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DISCLAIMER: This article is based on personal experience and preference. I am not responsible for absolutely any personal damage, monetary loss or any “bad happenings” that came/come about through the outcome of this article. By reading this article you 100% agree to the terms of the previous statements. Again I am 100% NOT responsible for any bad mishaps that come about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Almost all woodworkers ...

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If I can do it then ANYONE can get a razor sharp edge on a chisel.

04-24-2008 01:07 AM by spaids | 14 comments »

I was at a wood show and there was a demonstration buy a vendor selling Norton Wet Stones. They has a kit of 4 stones, a flattening stone, and angle guide and a little jig for holding your chisel or plane iron all for about $100. He made it look so easy. I was sold. I got the stuff home and for some reason I was a little intimidated. Matts Basement Workshop did a video on sharpening so I watched it a couple times to pump myself up and off I went. My chisels are some old and abused a...

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Hand Tools doings #18: Sharpening

04-21-2008 04:39 AM by Betsy | 6 comments »

I’ve decided that if I’m going to do a dovetail project using hard woods—- I had better get my tools sharp. My understanding is that the first thing to do is to get the chisel backs flat. I’ve also read that if it’s not a mirror finish on the back – it’s not flat. I thought that would be more than I could do—- but gave it a shot. I’ve been trying different sharpening systems, oil stone, diamond stones, water stones, cement blocks (just ...

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Tools I make (sharpening stones, planes and irons) #2: Just a little wood, I have 2 loves wood and steel (wood most).

03-16-2008 11:04 PM by Daren Nelson | 12 comments »

I have not followed up on my plane making series as I promised, sorry. This is an addition, but not very much wood related either. I hope no one feels it is too off subject. Another jock (zebrano) posted a knife handle and sheath he made as a project, it prompted me to blog this knife. EDIT: THERE IS PLANE IRON INFO ADDED AFTER THE KNIFE I made this for my brother. He is left handed and there is actually a right-left handed sushi knife. He lives on a boat (50’ Hatteras motor yacht...

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Saw Sharpening: Wear Steel Underwear on This Slippery Slope

01-23-2008 05:12 PM by Eric | 8 comments »

I took a Woodcraft class last year called Hand Tool Basics and Sharpening. Took me through sharpening cabinet scrapers, chisels, hand planes and saws. A little bit about how to use them, but nothing significant. Loved the class, and I have to say I’m very happy with the sharpness of the chisels and plane blades I have done on my own since that class. Today I needed to cut up some MDF for a shooting board. Not knowing if MDF is good or bad for saws, I decided I didn’t want to ri...

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The Craftsman's Path #23: In search of a smoothing plane

01-21-2008 06:29 AM by Mark Mazzo | 6 comments »

After contemplating adding a smoothing plane to my shop for quite some time, I finally took the plunge. I looked at some of the beautiful new tools available out there and made my decision…what I decided may surprise you. I take you through the process in this post on my blog.

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WorkSharp WS2000 - Video Review posted in "Reviews"

01-17-2008 08:10 AM by John | 0 comments »

Wanted to make sure I had a blog entry for my “Growing My Shop” series… Please check out this review at http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/17 and let me know what you think! Direct link to video: http://blip.tv/file/602615

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Woodturning #1: New Bench Grinder

01-15-2008 04:56 PM by PhilipR | 11 comments »

My new bench grinder came in yesterday. Having done very little research before purchasing my lathe, I hadn’t realized just how expensive all the extra necessities were going to be; heck, I didn’t realize how much more I would have to buy before I’d be ready to start turning. Needless to say, I haven’t had the opportunity to sharpen my tools once since I purchased them in November and as a result have done very little turning on my home lathe. After the bowl turni...

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Metallurgical Chisel Photos.. After Sharpening

01-08-2008 02:47 AM by YooperCasey | 11 comments »

So for those of you who read my first post, heres the results! I decided to finish this part tonight because I remembered I am getting my wisdom teeth pulled tommorow morning, so I’ll be out of commision for a bit. I spent about 35 minutes with the Veritas Mk2 jig. I started with the 1000 grit side and moved to the 4000 grit side. At the end I’ll post some pictures of the factory finish that came on the chisels. This is the blade edge at 40X, notice that even when cleane...

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Metallurgical Chisel Photos

01-07-2008 11:28 PM by YooperCasey | 7 comments »

So after the discussion that cajunpen initiated on the WS Vs. “other sharpening methods” I decided to take some pictures of my new Irwin chisels using my metallrugical microscope. I also checked the angle that my Veritas Mk2 gauge put on the chisels as well. In case you aren’t familiar with the Veritas Mk2 gauge (see here for blog entry). It clamps the blade and adjusts both the angle of the main workhead and uses a colored sliding gauge to set the angle. Now I was fairly...

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