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Tormek will get chisels SHARP

Started by RichColvin, November 22, 2023, 08:40:45 PM

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I recently re-sharpened my Two Cherries 40mm carpenters chisel after a project.  My process was:

  • Clean up the edge using the SG-250 grindstone, graded to a rough grit
  • Sharpen the edge using the same SG-250 grindstone, graded to a very fine grit
  • Hone on the leather wheel
  • Hone on a paper wheel using red rouge
  • Hone on a paper wheel using jeweler's rouge

When I grabbed one of them today to use it again, I slipped and it cut me pretty badly.  The picture below shows how easily it was to splatter blood (yes, it is my own blood).

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So, two take-always:

  • The Tormek is more than adequate for sharpening chisels
  • Be careful handling those sharpened tools.
Rich Colvin - a reference guide for sharpening

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Many a nick between Tormek and workpiece ;)

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