Question About Chisels
I need to buy a set of good chisels Right now I only have one and it is rather large about on inch across the blade or what ever you call the cutting edge. Here is my concern and my fear. Over the years I have never been able to sharpen a knife with a stone so I have learned to use a Lanski, hope I spelled that right, it has been the only way that I could get a knife sharp to my satisfaction. What I'm concerned with in regard to buying an expensive set of chisels is my ability to sharpen them. I know that they must be kept exptremely sharp. Is there a tool or some method to sharpen a chisel without using voodoo. I use this term as I used to watch my dad sharpen knifes with a stone and you could shave with them, when I try it, I just wear the blade out, never could get the hang of it like some folks so. I know that I must sound like a dunce, and I suppose that when it comes to this subject, I guess that I am. I realize that the trick is to keep the angle correst and constant, but knowing this does not mean that I can do it, wonder if anybody else has ever experience this problem.
Now, if I find that I can sharpen chisels the next thing will be to learn how to use them to, for example, square up the rounded ends of moritses, is this also an art that takes lots of practice and a little voodoo too? Looking forward to comments, gosh what would you do without my strange questions ummm....
After posting this I saw that I had spelled chisel wrong and then went back and edited the post or thread starter but could not edit the title so for the record I tried. Buy the way, I went to Rockler's web site and did see a chisel sharpening kit, are there any comments on it. I think that it. Can't recall the name but you will know what I mean if you are familiar with such a tool.
Last edited by Jerry Bowen; 12-19-2012 at 09:53 AM.