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  1. Power Tools & Machinery
    I have a cheap bench grinder I’ve never used but would like to get it working with the tool stand I bought. Do I need to dress the wheels before first use or is that only required when it becomes rounded through use?
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    I've wanted to make a knife sharpening jig for some time so that I can sharpen my knives more comfortably and accurately, easy for build and cheap. A great addition to any bench grinder that does not already have one and costs much less than buying one. this is really help me for working and I...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    Build a sharpening jig that's great for sharpening chisels or a wood plane blade. I need to sharpen almost all of my chisels and plane blades, so I've decided to make this simple sharpening jig to streamline and improve the process.
  4. Hand Tools
    I was convinced after reading a Woodsmith article that sandpaper sharpening would probably be the best method for me. The one thing bugging me is when I remove an old piece of self adhesive sandpaper from the glass it leaves a lot of residue. I've tried several solvents with little success...
  5. Hand Tools
    After doing a search and browsing through previous threads on this topic, it seems this issue skirts the edge of civilized discussion and is akin to other taboo topics such as politics or religion. Not looking to start The Great Debate, but I need some direction here. I'm essentially starting...
  6. Hand Tools
    I don't do a lot of woodworking (wish I had more time!). But I do need sharp tools. I doubt that I would ever get to the place where I could put a good edge on plane irons and chisels without some jig. Any thoughts on this wheel? From my research, it looks like it runs at a good slow speed...
  7. Woodturning
    Hello. I have been doing a lot of turning lately. I wanted to make a jig for sharpening small gouges on a Tormek-style water wheel that would do what the much pricier store-bought ones will do. here is a video of what I came up with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blv6hBMRGKo
  8. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Hello All, I made this video a couple of months ago. It seems to get views pretty steadily, so that might mean it is of some use to fellow woodworkers! I live far from any city, so it is a pain to send knives out to get sharpened or go buy new knives. I found a guy on the internet...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    Folks, I'd like to start sharpening my own "flat stuff", like plane irons chisels planer/jointer blades I have a basic set of files and $150 to spend. I've read about regular bench grinders, slow speed grinders, horizontal grinders, water cooled grinders, and various flat stones. I only...
  10. Hand Tools
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/o7s1v52nslgvo1w/Sharpening%20Handtools.pdf If anyone is new to sharpening handtools and looking for an overview of the process, I've uploaded some information in the attached link to a 2-hour class I teach. It's meant to compliment what is being taught in the class and...
  11. Woodworking Videos
    Hi guys, I'm new here, but I thought I'd stop by and let you know about a Saw sharpening video I recently uploaded to YouTube. The video is a free full-length (2 1/4 hours) instructional video entitled Sharpening Western Saws and is recorded in Full HD. If you've ever wanted to learn to...
  12. Hand Tools
    Hi All, I am new to the forum and only been wood working for a couple of years as a hobby. I read on a blog today about using sharpening stones without lubricant and I was curious on what others thought about this. Here's the blog: http://www.fullchisel.com/blog/?p=4015&cpage=1 I use water...
  13. Design & Plans
    Hey Guys, I am trying to make a scratch stock beading tool and I can't seem to get the blades right. I picked up some steel at my local lowes and filed a simply bead into it. My issue is that it is not sharp enough to cut. I've been watching all these vidoes on them and it just shaves the...
  14. Woodturning
    Hey all, So, i sharpen all my hand plane blades and chisels tools pretty much a mirror finish. Should I sharpen all my lathe tools to the same level of sharpness? Thanks, Greg
  15. General Woodworking Discussion
    There are a few golden rules in woodworking: You can never measure it too many times. You can never have too many clamps. Never spill your beer on the table saw. And it's never, ever... sharp enough. If you only use power tools, you're missing out, buddy! For the love of everything holy, go buy...
  16. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    A good little tips n tricks video on sharpening a hand plane. Happy Holidays!
  17. Hand Tools
    I'm looking to purchase sharpening stones and like the idea of dual sided stones. DMT has dual sided Dia stones (continuous diamond surface as opposed to diamond and ceramic), but they're only 6X2 inches. Is that sufficient for sharpening chisels, planes, drawing blades... The bigger stones I'm...
  18. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi, Can anyone tell me if there is a reason not to use the Craftsman black Aluminum Oxide grinding wheel that is sold at Sears for $7.99 instead of the white Norton one that's $20? I'm new to woodturning and trying to sort everything out, but I couldn't see a significant difference between the...
  19. General Woodworking Discussion
    Recently i have purchased a Foley 357 Carbide Saw Grinder and have the instruction manual however, it is not complete, just wondering out here in the wood world what it takes to get something that is hard to come by? because i just cant find it anywhere, including the mfg! anyone has an...
  20. General Woodworking Discussion
    Has anyone tried the new "Deulen" Jointer/Planer Knife Sharpener? Will it really sharpen the throwaway planer knives so they can be re-used? I have a friend who bought one and said it works great on regular Jointer and Planer knives but he doesn't have the throwaway kind like me. I've read that...
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