Wed, Jan 9, 2008, 9:15pm (EST-1) firstname.lastname@example.org (Kate)
I'm looking for reviews or recommendations on sharpening guides. <snip>
My theory on sharpening guides is, just use them on things like
plane irons, that will be staying at the same angle.
Things like turning tools, carving tools, only need to be close as
reasonable, because every time you make a cut the angle of the tool to
wood is not going to be exactly the same. For my lathe tools I prefer
my small benchtop belt sander. I got el cheapo HF tools, because I
figured I'd practice with those, and if I screwed them up, no prob, and
I'd get quality tools later. Well, still haven't worn the HF tools out
yet, so still using them, with no prob. One of these tays tho I'll get
around to putting longer handles on them. Haven't sharpened my carbing
chisels yet, but probably will be doing them with Scarey Sharp, no
guide, rather than the belt sander. Or, maybe the belt sander, depends
on how the wind is blowing that day, what the humidity is, temperature,
sunny or cloudy, or just whether I feel like it or not. So far, my
theory is working out quite well for me. Oh yeah, if I ever replace my
lathe tools, it'll be with homemade versions. Now, if I can just get a
place to set up a forge.
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