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https://thepowertoolwebsite.com/how-to-sharpen-chisels

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Good article and for those that like to save this kind of reference material here's a PDF with the linked videos and his other links.
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Rather than a strop I use a buffing wheel loaded with green honing compound (both from Lee Valley). It's much quicker and I can touch it up on the wheel and go a long time before it needs the stone again.
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Mark, Is this what you're talking about?
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Mark, Is this what you're talking about?
I use the same green compound as Mark. It's a chromium compound that is equivalent to 8000 grit. It leaves a mirror finish. I use it on hard felt wheels like these Felt Wheels - Lee Valley Tools instead of the cloth one like you showed Steve. It's is easy to use on the wheel. Spraying the felt wheel with a little oil helps transfer the compound and it seems to create a slurry that helps with the sharpening process. It's one of the few things that WD40 is useful for.

I use a 2500 grit carbide sand paper for the last step in flattening and polishing the backs. It isn't quite a mirror finish but it is a lot shinier than at 600 grit on my diamond stones. Between the two my edges are sharp enough to shave with. It's surprising what a chisel or plane is capable of when they are that sharp.

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For sharpening chisels and lathe tools I'll just stuck with my little belt sander. Been doing that for I don't know how many years and its not let me down yet.
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I see that Chuck answered your question Steve. I learned this from Steve Maxwell and if you check his website you should find a video with some tips - https://baileylineroad.com/
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Good tip Mark. I'll look deeper into Steve's site.
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I use the same green compound as Mark. It's a chromium compound that is equivalent to 8000 grit. It leaves a mirror finish. I use it on hard felt wheels like these Felt Wheels - Lee Valley Tools instead of the cloth one like you showed Steve. It's is easy to use on the wheel. Spraying the felt wheel with a little oil helps transfer the compound and it seems to create a slurry that helps with the sharpening process. It's one of the few things that WD40 is useful for.


I use a 2500 grit carbide sand paper for the last step in flattening and polishing the backs. It isn't quite a mirror finish but it is a lot shinier than at 600 grit on my diamond stones. Between the two my edges are sharp enough to shave with. It's surprising what a chisel or plane is capable of when they are that sharp.
"It's one of the few things that WD40 is useful for."

Charles, where have you been hiding? Here are just 18 uses for WD40 out of some 2000 listed on Youtube.

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