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15413Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Sharpening questions

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  • nelsonhaynes@aol.com
    Nov 12, 2012
      I, also would use the scary sharp method using 600 grit and 1500 grit sandpaper. A good site to find out about the scary sharp method is: http://primeshop.com/access/woodwork/scarysharp/.
      I plan on teaching a class entitled " how to sharpen a knife" at Northwoods 12th night. if it goes over well, I might teach it at war.
      Also, finding good used tools is easy and inexpensive through the Midwest Tool Collectors Association. They know the difference between good working toos and collectors items. www.mwtca.org/
      Good Luck,
      Master Nigel
      In a message dated 11/11/2012 4:56:08 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, i_griffen@... writes:

      What grit(s)of paper would you suggest. The blade is convex, instead of pulling a curl it chips and clogs the assembly.

      Iain (John)

      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Ellison" <pellison@...> wrote:
      > Grinding is for re-shaping or taking a chip out of a blade.  If the
      > shape is good then stones or your favorite method will put a good edge
      > back on.  It takes me a moderate amount of time to sharpen the draw
      > knife, but patience pays off.
      > I'm assuming the curved spoke
      > shave is one that is U shaped and the inside of the U is what needs the
      > sharpening.  Wrapping wet dry sand paper (scary sharp method) around
      > a dowel will get a "shaped" stone.  It will take patience
      > but you can bring it back to sharp.
      > Peter
      > >
      > Good afternoon all,
      > >
      > > I have a spoke shave with a
      > curved blade and it is dull. Question: is
      > > there anyone in
      > Atenveldt that sharpen it? I also have one with a stright
      > > blade
      > am are able to hone it.
      > >
      > > Now with a draw knife is it
      > better to hone the edge or to grind it?
      > >
      > > Thanks for
      > your help
      > > Iain Griffen
      > >
      > >

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