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How To Remove Nicks From Wood Chisel

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I have some wood chisels that I need to sharpen. I plan on doing the sharpening with various sand paper grits. But the edges have some small nicks and I don't have a grinder. How to remove the nicks without a grinder? I thought about trying to remove them with coarse sandpaper....36, 60, 80?
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Go to post 6. That is how I did it, and still do it.
http://www.routerforums.com/tools-woodworking/43684-sharpening-angle.html
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I did the back and then the bevel on a grit and then proceeded to the next grit and did the back and bevel there, etc, or do you recommend doing the back on all grits and then the bevels on all grits?
I used to stop on the backs at 600. Big difference when I went to 2500. At 2500 it starts to look polished. I've seen guides that say 90 grit. I wouldn't agree with that anymore. Very few chisels come flat and I think that is what the 90 was meant to do.
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I'm thinking Jim got his groove on, and spent the night in the shop, sharpening everything in site :)

@JOAT

Now, that is an interesting take of things.
I'm thinking Jim got his groove on, and spent the night in the shop, sharpening everything in site :)
Sure did. My wife was wondering what I was spending so much time doing in my basement workshop. She was skeptical when she saw the bald spots on my arm and wanted to know who came up with that idea. I told her it came from one of the Router Forum experts.
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She was skeptical when she saw the bald spots on my arm and wanted to know who came up with that idea.

wasn't there,,,

didn't do it...

don't know nuttin!!!!

:grin:


Now, if you'll pardon the pun.... "Keep on honing your skills"
wasn't there,,,

didn't do it...

don't know nuttin!!!!

:grin:


Now, if you'll pardon the pun.... "Keep on honing your skills"
I will. It's back to the workshop this morning.
Long sleeve shirts for a while.
Thank You, again!!!
@JIMMIEM

My pleasure Jim....

If I can be of any further assistance, don't hesitate to get ahold of me

Bill
This set me to recalling having a guy come help me hang a set of French Doors to replace a sliding glass door. When it came time to cut out a recess for a ball stop at the top, I had him use my freshly sharpened premium set of chisels. He was astonished at just how sharp they wer--he'd never used one that sharp before. It was cutting effortlessly and precisely. I had to make sure he didn't borrow them permanently.
Sure did. My wife was wondering what I was spending so much time doing in my basement workshop. She was skeptical when she saw the bald spots on my arm and wanted to know who came up with that idea. I told her it came from one of the Router Forum experts.
Prove it to her by shaving some off her arm.>:)
Prove it to her by shaving some off her arm.>:)
I'll run it by her but if things go south and she dials 911 will you folks pass the hat at Router Forums and raise my bail $?
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Now THAT was funny :)

You'd be lucky to get away with bail, round here, it be to cover funeral expenses!!
Now THAT was funny :)

You'd be lucky to get away with bail, round here, it be to cover funeral expenses!!
If you folks agreed to the bail then that was going to be my next request. Way back when I worked for a lumber company and had always planned to build my own coffin.....in recent years I've seen coffin plans in some magazines. Alas, I never got around to it. So, if it wouldn't be too much to ask do you think you folks could build one for me? We could post plans and anybody interested could work on a board or two. Now that I know that you are a chisel master I have no doubt that you could make all the boards fit perfectly.
kind of a cool idea in a creepy sorta way *L*
kind of a cool idea in a creepy sorta way *L*
I had to help pick out a casket a few years back. Some are really expensive. Car sales people should take a lesson from these guys....they really play on your sympathies....'you want to give (fill in the blank) a nice send off don't you?' What could be better than a home made one?
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