Then there's those of us who simply can not seem to get a decent edge
on anything, no matter what books, techniques, etc we study and try.
I'm stone-challenged, I think.
Um, oh yeah. Introductions. ;)
I'm Guy de Mont Ange, from Terra Pomaria in An Tir, and a terribly
unskilled but enthusiastic woodworker. Been in for a bit over 7 years,
and love it. I've been enjoying the posts from lurkville for a couple
weeks, but had to come out for this one, because I've been trying to
learn to sharpen blades and tools off and on for 30 years and have
decided the Gods must be out to get me for something. Now I just
support my local saw shop.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, John LaTorre <jlatorre@m...>
> Jessimond wrote:
> > OK, what is the best way to sharpen a draw knife? Should I try to
> > find a book on sharpening tools, or find a person who is willing
> > teach me "hands on"?
> The second option is the ideal one, but sharpening isn't rocket
> any decent book on woodworking will give you the basics. My favorite
> on the specific subject is Patrick Spielman's "Sharpening Basics"
> 0-8069-7226-2) which, at $11.00, is a bargain. (There are more
> books, to be sure, but the difference is mainly in the pictures --
> color instead of clear black-and-white.)
> The more you talk to people, the more complicated the subject seems
> with topics like oilstones, waterstones, diamond stones, drill-press
> sandpaper setups, plate-glass sandpaper setups, Tormek systems,
> microbeveling and so on being discussed with religious fervor. But
> fundamentals are all the same. The above-mentioned tools and
> differ in their expense, efficiency and versatility, with some of
> being better adapted to some tools and budgets than others, that's
> And anyone on this list can tell you that any time you spend in
> the tool will be well rewarded by your increase in control and
> Abraham Lincoln is supposed to have said "Give me two hours to fell
> and I would spend the first hour sharpening my axe."
> John LaTorre (Johann von Drachenfels)
> "Always do right. It will gratify some people & astonish the rest."
> --Mark Twain