Sharpening: Looking close with a USB microscope.

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Blog series by mafe updated 01-16-2012 02:48 PM 3 parts 35756 reads 110 comments total

Part 1: USB Microscope the first test pictures

12-04-2011 07:02 PM by mafe | 38 comments »

Looking close at sharpeningUSB Microscope the first test pictures Before I even start I have wonderful news to share with my friends and others here:I finally got my pension case settled this gives me a huge smile on my lips since it has been a fight since 2007 that seemed to never get an end, but now finally did. This combined with other factors in my life that smile to me in these days are making me a very happy man, and this is why I’m a little off LJ.As soon as I am back to ̵...

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Part 2: _Water stone, compound and newspaper_

01-12-2012 02:24 PM by mafe | 33 comments »

Looking close at sharpening with USB microscopeWater stone, compound and newspaper Ok I found some time and had a good time in the shop playing with the new ‘toy’: Before I could get started I needed to make a holder for the microscope so my day started by playing around with aluminum profiles. Screws, wood and some epoxy. A holder and ramp that I could click the chisels on to fast and adjust the angle to get a fair shot with the microscope. After an hour I was read...

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Part 3: Water cooled grind stone (tormek), and Touch-Up of the edge

01-16-2012 02:48 PM by mafe | 39 comments »

Looking close at sharpening with USB microscopeWater cooled grind stone (Tormek), and Touch-Up of the edge So here we go again; I have a water cooled grinder and must admit I was happy with this method until I tried the Japanese water stones, the water cooled grind stone system produce a really sharp edge that are sufficient and nothing less for wood working, but compared to the Japanese water stones I feel there are quite a way to go, and so it is time to look closer at the edges. Also...

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