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I have a set of carving chisels that I haven't used as yet. Does anyone have suggestions as to what is the best sharpening method/system for this type tool? Also, how about someone posting a few how-to's so maybe I can use these things.

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Well that's a tough one George. I have never had to sharpen anything but knives and v-tools. Are they imported from china? What profiles are they?

Sharpening is the hardest thing to learn in carving I think. The key is to start with a good tool to begin with. Avoid china made tools, most are very thick, have horrible profiles and will lead to frustration. Since I am a beginner I buy tools from dealers that will send them to me sharp. Once sharp to maintain the edge a leather strop with compound will keep the edge keen. Strop often. I use a power strop ( leather belt on a 1 inch belt sander) and when the tool is sharp from the dealer all it needs is stropping to bring the edge back from the dead. Works slick but it's expensive. I have re-qround knives easily enough but not chisels. At this point if I had to have a gouge re-qrind I would have it sent out to regrind it for 2.50 each tool.

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http://www.carvingpatterns.com/sharpening.htm

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Thanks for the link Corey. The set I have is a cheapie made in china, so they will probably never hold an edge anyway. The set has gouges, V grooves, etc., but no carving knives.

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