Sharpening methods

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Blog series by mafe updated 11-30-2016 09:48 PM 5 parts 106809 reads 265 comments total

Part 1: What is your favorite iron and sharpening method AND why?

06-03-2011 01:48 PM by mafe | 157 comments »

What is your favorite iron and sharpening method AND why? After we had a few talks on Berthas ‘what is your favorite hand plane’ blog I decided we needed to go to next step. So please let us hear your thoughts show us pictures videos why you like your blade or sharpening method and proofs if they exist why it should be better than other. I am lazy by nature, and handicapped by life, so for me to stand and move the blade forward and backward on a stone or paper is a pa...

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Part 2: A update on my personal sharpening methods.

06-15-2011 03:15 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

An update on my personal sharpening methods. When I read in the blog I realized it looked like I use only my water grinder and this is not the case, so I decided for a little update showing my sharpening gear. I like to use the Lansky system for my household and tour knifes this because it is portable and because I keep it in my kitchen so I always have scrap knifes.It is easy to use and almost meditative to sit and sharpen a knife with.A product I can highly recommend for knifes, and i...

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Part 3: The Eclipse & Record honing guides in use

09-03-2011 09:55 PM by mafe | 27 comments »

The Eclipse honing guide in useand a jig for fast setup. Just wanted to make a little update where I show the honing jig I use and a jig for fast set up I finally made.Yes I use the Eclipse honing guide to help me control on the grinding of the chisels and plane irons, for touching up I usually freehand, and for Japanese plane irons you need no guide since they are so thick. This is how it looks when you use the jig.You push down on the pull.Here I use it with sandpaper on glass plate f...

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Part 4: Stropping (honing on a leather strop)

11-14-2011 02:59 PM by mafe | 52 comments »

Stroppingthanks to Div. Dear LJ’s it’s been a while since my last confession on LJ, this one is about stropping.(It is actually an old set of photos that just never became a blog for a reason at that time). For those who never heard of stropping, it is simply to hone the edge of your iron on a piece of leather with some compound or paste as the honing material, just as you have probably seen a barber do on his leather strap with the razor knife. A long time ago I read abo...

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Part 5: Old Danish honing strop and making a copy...

11-30-2016 09:48 PM by mafe | 13 comments »

Old Danish honing stropand making a copy… My dear friend Flemming came by the shop as he often do, this time I had invited him for a cafe latte, since I bought my self a new Rancilio Silvia espresso machine (just like the old one), the old one was fourteen years now and needed repair. In fact I just had a friend of a friend picking up the old one few minutes ago, I saw on Facebook that he needed one and had no money, like this life goes in wonderful circles (his friend will repair it...

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