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#1 posted 11-10-2011 05:53 PM

I use the scary sharp method some, but mostly I buff and hone my carving tools using a power strop that I built. I plan to rebuild it to the full size style of the Burke Sharpening system shown below. I have used one of these at a carving seminar and really like it. It has sandpaper on two wheels for reshaping profiles on gouges and removing heavy nicks. Then it has a leather wheel and a buffing wheel for honing and polishing. I’ve stopped looking for ways to sharpen after using this—completely satisfied with my results.

I also have a shop-built version of the Wolverine style jig for my lathe tools and I like how that works also. I don’t really use or sharpen my planes much.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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