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learned how to sharpen my tools!

02-07-2010 11:12 PM by westside | 4 comments »

This morning I went out to my local auto store and picked up some sandpaper in the 310-2000 grit range. I decided to practice on an old chisel i had for about 10 years that was dull and rusty. All i got to say was WOW!! Did that come out great. By the time I was finished I had a pretty good mirror finish on the back. I wish I had a 2500 grit paper to get an even better finish. Needless to say I was very impressed with it. It even passed the fingernail test.I then decided to hone a blade on my new stanley low angle block plane I just bought. I skipped the courser paper and started with the 800 grit right up to the 2000 grit. that came out pretty good as well. In fact I used it on the cabin...

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