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What is Sharpening? and Tools for Sharpening?

What is Sharpening? And Tools for Sharpening Sharpening is the process of grinding or polishing an edge onto a hard material for the purpose of cutting.  Sharpening woodworking tools The woodworker will sharpen a chisel to effortlessly cut wood. As a woodworker, I will sharpen my tools multiple times during my day. How often will depend …

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Stropping vs Honing…I just use the palm of my hand!

Stropping vs Honing…I just use the palm of my hand! In this article, I talk about why you need to learn to strop and your stropping material options and methods. But first, let’s define what the difference is between stropping and honing. There seem to some confusion understandably. Honing is the process of sharpening on …

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Best Steel for woodworking tools and blades

There is no ultimate everyday tool steel but an array of different tool steels for different tasks. Steel grade standards AISA-SAE umbrellas three popular grades of tool steel O-1, A-2, and D-2.  These general-purpose tool steels can hold their cutting edge at high temperatures (400°). What makes AISA-SAE steels ideal for many applications is that …

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