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Posted on Need Help Sharpening Chisels

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#1 posted 09-02-2016 03:40 PM

Buy an eclipse jig to hold the chisel while sharpening. Freehand is hard; you’re likely (without trying, obviously) creating a rounded tip vs. a truly sharp one. They’re something like $8… Simple gray aluminum block with a wheel on the back.

If you’re not raising a burr before switching to a finer grit, the angle isn’t being held steady.

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