Nov 052008
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One of the biggest challenges for beginning woodworkers, and for some old-timers as well, is keeping their chisels, plane irons and other cutting tools sharp. Our large in-stock selection of sharpening devices offers a variety of solutions to fit every need, plus over the years we’ve published a number of articles covering a variety of hand tool sharpening techniques. Here are links to a few of them:

A Guide to Sharpening Chisels and Plane Irons

User Review: Work Sharp 3000 Sharpening Machine

Hollow Grinding: Necessity or Relic?

Q & A: Not Ready for Prime Time?

Waterstone Sharpening: Care & Use of Japanese Waterstones

Guide to Sharpening and Using a Woodworker’s Best Friend – The Scraper

Sharpening #80 Cabinet Scrapers

Sharpening Forstner Bits

User’s Guide for the Makita 9820-2 Sharpener

Tormek vs. Jet and Standard Bench Grinders

Using Oil Stones


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