OK Gary, using the master’s methods, how do I get an inch and a half paring chisel edge back to square. I messed up ( with my old methods) and have a horizontal camber orhe corners are shorter than the center of the edge. I sure do appreciate your help.
I tried Paul’s method with two plane irons and seven chisels this morning. I an a new believer. They are wicked sharp. I used my oils stones. Worked great.Anonymous29 November 2012 at 8:04 pm #4040
I’m delighted you’re finding freehand convex honing works well for you. 🙂 Getting back to square is far simpler than many realise and all you need is a sharpie/fine line (0.1 mm tip) drawing/draughtsman’s pen and a square to simply draw a line before working the edge back to meet it.Anonymous30 November 2012 at 6:41 am #4065
Yes, using a course or medium stone (Depending on the severity of the problem) and freehand or with guide. I think it has to boil down to whichever method you’re most comfortable with.
I use a spray bottle with water, plus a drop of washing up liquid added.
Does anyone have a preference for a particular brand of diamond stone? The two brands I see mentioned most often are DMT and Eze-Lap. Any others I should consider.
I recently bought myself a DMT 8×3″ Fine benchstone, and am considering getting coarse and extra fine stones to complete the set.
BTW, although I’m based in the UK I bought from Amazon.com in the US and bought in dollars. Even including shipping from the US and customs charges, it was signifcantly cheaper than buying in the UK directly. Delivery obviously takes a bit longer, but the pricing is so much better than Amazon.co.uk or anywhere else I can find in the UK.
Yorkshireman currently living in Hampshire
I use the 8×3″ EZE-lap stones; course, fine and extra fine. Haven’t tried the DMT ones so can’t comment on them but the EZE-lap ones seem great so far. I made a holder from a scrap piece of oak much like the one Paul uses.
I bought mine from a store on eBay.co.uk. All three together came to just under £150, which was the cheapest I could find in the UK. Didn’t think to look at US pricing but wish I had now!
"To know and not do is to not know"
Ah ok, I didn’t pay much more than that for the super fine. If it’s £40 delivered from the US and you get charged VAT on import (an extra fiver or so, depending on delivery cost), it’s about the same as I paid from eBay. The fine and super fine cost me £44.95 each (delivered), the course was a bit more – £59.95.
"To know and not do is to not know"Anonymous30 November 2012 at 10:46 pm #4077
Tilgear provide good service at reasonable pricesAnonymous30 November 2012 at 11:23 pm #4079
Thanks for the link Gary. 😉Anonymous1 December 2012 at 8:12 am #4084
Never a problem Ken 😉Anonymous30 December 2012 at 12:19 pm #5891
Spent this morning sharpening my plane Irons, boy bid they need it. I’m now getting half thou shavings, ok I know I don’t need them that fine, but it sure is nice having my Irons sharp enough to do it.
Ok chisels next, not today though, going to relax and watch all the clock episodes back to back. You got’a love it. 🙂Anonymous30 December 2012 at 6:20 pm #5901
No I have not tried Paul’s method yet buddy. I use Scary sharpening, a method of sharpening which uses sheet abrasives on glass, it is not a new idea, but it is a very effective, affordable and versatile method for sharpening chisels and plane blades – especially when using 3M lapping film.
I dont think it matters what method you use, as long as you get results, and it works for you.
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