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shed9

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Just wondering, what is the best method for sharpening edged tools like chisels, plane blades, etc?

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I think that there's been a post or two on this topic........ let me see, now, where shall we start?
 

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First of all, welcome to the forum :D

Secondly, the ONLY was to sharpen chisels is to align whatever you are sharpening using a honing guide to precisely 37 degree north -north - west, spit on your hands and do three circles where you are stood, then sacrifice a pigeon and use its blood on four corners of your sharpening bench and the workshop.

You will never have blunt tools again.

It is slightly more complicated for plane irons though.
 

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What you need is something very abrasive, with a thick hide, capable of a good strop.

Suggest you ask Jacob.
 
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