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Old 12-17-2016, 08:50 PM   #8661
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I had just done a bit of chiseling on some ipe a few weeks back. Cutting cross grain it literally bent the edge of my chisels over. I hit them on the diamond stone by hand real quick to at least get some kind of edge on them but they weren't sharp by any means. I had to do some intricate mortises in finish work this week and my only sharp chisel was my 1/4"



They're also great for opening up paint cans
You only carry one set?
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:56 PM   #8662
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I have one also. Once you get all the chisels "scary sharp", it's quick and easy to tune them back up.
Agreed and no machine is going to do a hand quality edge.
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What about the Work Sharp 3000?


I have the Worksharp 3000 and have had good luck with it.


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I've got the Work Sharp cheap one. It does a great job.

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I have the Worksharp 3000 and have had good luck with it.


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Don't necessarily need scary sharp, just really damn sharp is fine by me. I don't do much carving, so it's really not necessary.
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Don't necessarily need scary sharp, just really damn sharp is fine by me. I don't do much carving, so it's really not necessary.
I had to mortise the strike of a push knob closer into a teak frame on a $5k cabinet. I prefer scary sharp. The only scary sharp chisel I had was 1/4". I made it work. I prefer all my chisels to be at my disposal in those situations.
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What about the Work Sharp 3000?
Work Sharp stuff stuff in general works well but it's cheap and flimsy.
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Well I'm not going to pay $700 for a Tormek system. I need sharp chisels, I can do that by hand. But it'd be nice to stick it in a machine a few times and come out with a nice result.
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Don't necessarily need scary sharp, just really damn sharp is fine by me. I don't do much carving, so it's really not necessary.
Scary sharp is a beautiful thing....and I don't do any carving.
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I've never used a Festool Track Saw, but from what I hear, the difference is like night and day from using my Porter Cable circular saw and my homemade guide.

Damn sharp and scary sharp.
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The veritas electric setup is interesting but I'm not sold that it's much faster than doing it by hand. It seems you have one powerhead that you have to put the different discs onto to work your way up through the grits. Whereas I can set up each chisel one time on the jig and have all of the different grits laid out and hit each grit long enough to remove the scratches from the previous grit. Meaning it's pretty quick.

I showed my wife the veritas setup and she said it sounds lazy
Ideally you would have a few setup on your bench.

Even if you just use it as your primary then polish by hand you will really save some time.

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Agreed and no machine is going to do a hand quality edge.
With all machines you are still using hand skills to a certain extent, no matter what jig you use. Now I disagree that you can do a better job with stones than you can with a machine, in both cases it's the skill of the operator.
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It was real fine. Would of rather tried a local steak house but:

It narrowed the choices down because it was within a hundred - hundred and fifty yards from the hotel. That's as far as this Texan wants to venture out into the 0 degree weather. Plus the slip and slide action with my boots......

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Ya, those temps really slap you across the face, now don't they?
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Ya, those temps really slap you across the face, now don't they?
Getting worried about the money maker when we were checking out the down town shops yesterday ...... mustache was frozen within moments and cheeks felt like frost bite was coming on.
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Come on. It's only zero. Doesn't really get cold til 20 below.
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