490 Sharpening options

08.23.2015 - By Matt's Basement Workshop HD Video Feed

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Over the years, I've done my fair share of experimenting with sharpening. From the early days of sandpaper on glass to waterstones and now on to my Tormek, I had one goal in mind...to create the scariest sharpest edge anyone could ever imagine!!! I won't claim to have achieved that dream yet, but I've managed to create edges that were sharp enough to draw blood with very little effort, usually also at the worst possible moments too. In today's episode I'll show you some of the tools and equipment I've used over the years to accomplish this goal. It's not an episode on HOW TO SHARPEN but instead an episode on options for WHAT TO SHARPEN WITH. From sandpaper to power sharpening and a few in between, I'll show you what I've tried in the past, what I'm using now and a little bit of why on each method. Just like our woodworking, sharpening methods are a personal thing, there's nothing wrong with experimenting until you find that one technique that's right for you. Tools mentioned in today's episode: Tormek Sharpener & Accessories Veritas MK II Honing Jig Waterstones Shapton glass stones Abrasive grit powders DMT Diamond Plates Granite surface plates Help support the show - please visit our advertisers

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