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#1 posted 11-28-2018 12:35 AM

Wow Planeman, that was quite the response. Glad you saved it.

I got a cheap eclipse style jig. Modified it after watching the lie nielsen video. I’ve put in about 6+ hours and I can’t get a chisel of any size to sit straight and flat. I’ve tried everything I can think of and I’m frustrated as hell. I’ve been able to hand sharpen a bit but it’s slow. Honestly I can’t believe anyone takes a fairly out of shape chisel and gets it sharp enough to work with by hand.

I’m almost to the point where I’d just plop down the money for a work sharp 3000. If I had more time and experience using hand tools I could plop down the cash easier but as it is I’m still a beginner. Definitely considering looking for a used wet grinder like you have there Planeman and doing the rest by hand via sandpaper until I can afford some decent diamond stones or something.

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