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    Sharpening Forum?

    Hi All,

    i am really surprised there is not a separate section of this forum for sharpening. I have as many sharpening questions as I do woodworking questions. I am sure I am not the first to raise this idea.

    Just a thought. Thanks

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Beaulieu View Post
    Hi All,

    i am really surprised there is not a separate section of this forum for sharpening. I have as many sharpening questions as I do woodworking questions. I am sure I am not the first to raise this idea.

    Just a thought. Thanks

    Joe
    Joe,

    Just ask a question and you will soon have a forum .

    Try it what's your first question?

    ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Beaulieu View Post
    Hi All,

    i am really surprised there is not a separate section of this forum for sharpening. I have as many sharpening questions as I do woodworking questions. I am sure I am not the first to raise this idea.

    Just a thought. Thanks

    Joe
    I triple dog dare you to ask a sharpening question.
    Jim

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    I think you found it. We just call it the “Neanderthal” forum for some reason.

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    Hi Joe.
    You're right, the question has been asked before. Here's the last thread I could find on it. LINK

    But as Ken said, just ask your question and a lot of guys will chime in to try and help. (Be warned that it may get contentious, but that's just us.)

    Fred
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    Really, you want to share sharpening threads with the Turners, CNC Operators, General Woodworkers, etc?
    One sharpening forum for all?

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    Nicholas is right. Our Hand tools totally rely on sharpening for the most part, that is inseparable. The people that do it are here, so proudly ask your question......
    Not saying we don’t need a back bevel forum.......
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    We should have a list of sharpening experts.
    Then take turns to be the sharpening sage of the month.
    The sage of the month gets to answer all the questions if someone talks our of their turn they go th ether back of the line.
    Aj

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    I have a small family circular saw blade sharpening business. If I can help in that area, please ask away.

    Bill
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    Kinda like "what's the best kind of oil?" on a motorcycle forum.
    Life's too short to use old sandpaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Glenn View Post
    Kinda like "what's the best kind of oil?" on a motorcycle forum.
    Or the best guitar strings...
    Sharp solves all manner of problems.

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    A sharpening forum would need sub forums:

    Hand sharpening

    Water stones sharpening

    Oilstone sharpening

    Diamond plate sharpening

    Then we would likely end up with forums about sharpening a pocket knife versus sharpening a scythe.

    Sharpening saws and the optimum point count for every job.

    Then there is the powered sharpening questions over low speed versus high speed.

    Flat disk versus wheel sharpening.

    So Joe, if you have a question about sharpening, ask it. Then stand back and be ready for the barrage.

    jtk
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    Now that would be interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Hughes View Post
    We should have a list of sharpening experts.
    Then take turns to be the sharpening sage of the month.
    The sage of the month gets to answer all the questions if someone talks our of their turn they go th ether back of the line.

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    I've got a couple of sharpening questions, not trying to highjack Joe's thread but I bet a lof of us newbie sharpeners have the same set of questions.

    What are some good recommendations for books, videos, etc to learn how to sharpen plane irons and chisels?

    A sticky with that level of detail could be helpful. What if a person were interested in sharpening hand saws, knives, axes, scissors or even my old pair of Klein linemen's pliers? Having that in a sticky seems like it would be a useful thing.

    But I would really like to know resources for sharpening plane blades and chisels. :0)

    I'll post my second sharpening question in a separate thread.

    Thanks in advance!

    Update: After I added this comment I seemed to recall being pointed to some sharpening tips here earlier this year. Found the Neanderthal/Wisdom FAQ. But my question regarding favorite resources for sharpening plane blades & chisels still applies.
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    Never happen....

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