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Posted on How to fix and sharpen a damaged Pfiel 7/10 sweep gouge

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#1 posted 02-06-2010 03:59 AM

You can use the Dremel but you need to be careful to get a proper bevel angle. Pfiel carving tools have a very acute bevel angle on them and I prefer to regrind them to about 20º.

First establish the location of the new cutting edge by grinding at 90º to the body of the gouge. Only remove enough steel to remove the damage. A belt sander would be a good option for this. If you’ve got red felt tip pen or some similar color, color the flat you just ground. It helps to have magnification for grinding the bevel and you need to be able to see that colored flat as you grind. Using the flat as a visual guide, regrind the bevel. Stop grinding when you just have a very fine hair-line of the colored flat left and move to slips and honing stones.

Or you could go to Lie-Nielsen’s site and buy my DVD on sharpening profiled hand tools and get this same information.

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