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A Guide to Honing and Sharpening
Significant multi-page article from Joel Moskowitz’s Museum of Woodworking Tools. Lot’s of good information here for the beginner or experienced sharpener.
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Ron Hock's Sharpening Notes
Good overview from the master blademaker, himself. (Also available as a .pdf)
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Sharpening Notes
Seven articles from Jeff Gorman on topics from saw sharpening to jigs to new fluids.
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Sharpening
Stephen Shepherd’s take on the subject, from his ILoveWood website.
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Sharpening Basics
Popular Mechanic’s take on the subject.
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WoodSmith's Sharpening Notes
Reprint of article from WoodSmith magazine.
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Hand Tool Basics #6 - Sharpening and Sharpening Stones
Article from toolnewz.com.
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Sharpening and Blade Geometry in Bevel-Down Planes
Exhastive article and research comparing the relative strengths of single bevel, double bevel, Hollow Grinding and Hollow Honing, including opinions from lots of famous woodworkers/sharpers.
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Grit Comparison
Thread from the OldTools archives comparing US sandpaper, Japanese waterstones, oilstones and actual grit size in microns in several handy tables.
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Lapping
Tips and techniques from many of WoodCentral’s regular posters.
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Three Ways to Sharpen a Scraper
Tips and techniques from three of WoodCentral’s regular posters
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Sharpening Hollows and Rounds
By Galoot Bill Webber, and culled from the OldTools archives, I inserted the photos and made a pdf out of it for posterity.
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Leather Stropping
Interesting thread from the OldTool list about using a leather strop as the final stage of sharpening.
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Tips for grinding plane irons and chisels
Grinding tips and techniques to avoid overheating tool steel, from planemakers Clark & Williams.
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The D&S Scary Sharp(TM) System
The original posts to Rec.Wood that started it all, faithfully reproduced on shavings.net.
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Scary Sharp and Discovering the Deeper Meaning of Hand Tools
How to sharpen with sandpaper and plate glass – from WoodCentral’s articles.
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Arkansas Stone Grades 101
Good primer on these classic sharpening stones.
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Cleaning an Old Oilstone
Lief Hanson of Norse Woodsmith shows how he used the boiling method to clean an old, clogged oilstone.
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Honing Oil
Interesting thread from the OldTools archives concerning the best honing oil to use with your oilstones. Next time I run out it's baby oil, for sure!
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The Care and Use of Synthetic Water Stones
from the Japan Woodworker.com
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The Care and Use of Natural Waterstones
from the Japan Woodworker.com
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Using Shapton Pro Ceramic Water Stones
Video from Woodcraft demonstrating the use of the popular Shapton Water Stones. Okay, this is really an advertisement for Shapton stones.
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Sharpening With A Hard Felt Wheel
Galoot Jim Thompson outlines his very easy method for very sharp tools.
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A Honing Jig for Plane Blades
Measured drawing from Jeff Gorman.
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3-Stone Holder
Brent Beach’s 3-oilstone holder and jig.
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