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post #21 of 25 Old 09-25-2015, 03:03 PM
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Metz12, you have opened a can of worms here:) Experience will be the teacher here as you try different methods and other than power sharpening machines they are not overly expensive. But at the end of the day a sharp tool will be a pleasure to use. Good luck and the sharpening method best suited for you will come to you.
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I have both straight edged and curved edge/sweep wood carving tools. I can think of 1/2 dozen different "methods" which all come together with the one, single result.

Every one of them needs to be learned. My advice is to pick one: sandpapers, diamond plates, water stones, etc and figure it out.

Me? I was taught freehand sharpening. All the unwritten tricks as well. I have done a lot of repairs and tune-ups for other people, even a carving tool vendor.

There's no such thing as "expert." I am competent to tackle just about any edge.
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The Veritas MkII Honing Guide System is an excellent tool and now that they have added the narrow blade head, it's even better. Set up is quick and easy and repeatable. Use with the stone or sandpaper of your choice.


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Search for Paul Sellers on YouTube. He sharpens his chisels without honing guide and the method works fine for me as well.
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James Knenov sharpened his chisels and plane irons without a guide also. He used a hand crank grinding wheel to get a concave grind and then used a semi-circular movement on a stone to get the honed bevel. I bought one of those hand grinders and used it as written to great effect however, the Veritas honing guide is mush faster.
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