Edgy Stuff: Ways to Sharpen Tools
Keep your tools sharp, and you will see a positive difference in your work.
Sharpening a Veneer Saw
Don't throw away that old blade, however; it can be used to convert a veneer saw to a ripsaw.
Rules of Thumb
Sharpness is next to godliness ... at least for a woodworker
Bench Stones: Answers to Some Gritty Questions
For fine edges, use the right type and shape of bench stones when sharpening your tools.
Getting An Edge
Getting an edge on waterstones
Use a 6 inch drain pipe to aid in sharping gouges
Staying Sharp With Diamond Stones: The Star Of Rough Cut Prefers To Take A Diamond-Studded Route To The Perfect Edge
Every woodworker knows how important it is to work with sharp tools. We also know there are plenty of opinions about how to get chisels and plane blades sharp and keep them that way. When I worked as a carpenter, I used oilstones. Later on, when I studied woodworking at the North Bennet Street School, I learned how to get razor-sharp edges using waterstones. But I also discovered how quickly waterstones become dished and require flattening. The first time I used a diamond stone, it wasn’t for sharpening, but for flattening my waterstones. Eventually, I got tired of flattening my waterstones and went straight to diamond stones made by DMT–a company right in my own neighborhood.
Sharpen A Scraper...And Put It To Work: Turn a hook and watch the shavings fly.
Despite its humble appearance, a card scraper is remarkably versatile at refining surfaces. It will remove hardened glue, smooth and level difficult woods and exposed joints, and smooth a finish.
Sharpening Turning Tools Made Simple
Fast and easy strategies for safer, smoother cuts
10 Essential Sharpening Tricks: Hone Your Sharpening Skills … And Your Tools.
Sharpening straight-edged tools, such as chisels and plane irons, is a necessary and regular part of ownership. A dull tool is a dangerous tool. A sharp tool cuts better and is safer because you have more control, and the results speak for themselves: You get clean, flat surfaces that are free of scratches, crisp lines that hit the mark without chipping or blowing out, and the joy of pushing or pulling a tool without undue force or stress. In short, a sharp tool is a good tool. Anything less, and it’s time to sharpen.