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Posted on Need Help Sharpening Chisels

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#1 posted 09-02-2016 09:06 PM

Even when your eyesight is good, you rely on feel. The burr is where a tiny part of the metal from the tip of the chisel curls back over the other side and is a sign you ve sharpened right to the cutting edge. So if you are sharpening the bevel, run a fingernail on the back from just above the edge down to the edge. If there is a burr, the fingernail will catch just a bit. If the fingernail slides off the edge without catching, you don t have a burr yet.

- JayT

Thanks, Jay. That makes perfect sense now.

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