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#1 posted 11-10-2011 06:22 PM

Oooh, good thread. I hope there are lots of links, because there are some top notch sharpeners here. I’m a little of everything above. I’ve got the wet wheel, water stones, scary sharp, and a bunch of jigs.

For plane irons: The Christef method for sure. I like marble windowsill from Lowe’s for my base and use the “good’ 3M adhesive spray; the adhesive comes off with acetone easily. They accept the rectangular sheets perfectly and I like to keep several set up. I’ve got a few that I clad in wood b/c I keep breaking them. My RAS table is just too attractive a place to set them, lol;)

For chisels: As above; I use a cheap Eclipse jig with a setup block.

For lathe tools: The wet wheel and powered strop. I wish I’d gone Wolverine instead of the fancy Tormek/JET.

Future: I’m working on one of those stone/strop arrays like Mike likes (above). I tried to use a foot operated treadle for the purpose but I abandoned it. I’ve got a 1hp motor that I’m planning to use.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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