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Learn how to sharpen carving chisels
Synthetic waterstones are more consistent in sizing and quality than are natural stones, and are more readily available at more moderate cost.
Oil stones generally are a little less finicky in use than are waterstones, though the mess tends to be harder to clean up.
Keep your tools sharp, and you will see a positive difference in your work.
Don't throw away that old blade, however; it can be used to convert a veneer saw to a ripsaw.
Sharpness is next to godliness ... at least for a woodworker
For fine edges, use the right type and shape of bench stones when sharpening your tools.
Getting an edge on waterstones
Use a 6 inch drain pipe to aid in sharping gouges
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