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Hi, any hints how to set the right angle for planner blades please?
Thank you.

Hand Tool Woodworking / Re: My first test with a chisel
« on: August 28, 2019, 06:57:56 pm »
Yes Elden, I do sharpen my plane blades now and then. Likewise I only use them now and then! However the amount of woodworking undertaken has now become more then than now!

I'm now at the stage where one has to balance the projected amount of exertion against perceived muscle toning and recovery time! Or maybe I'm just a bit more wise.

Glad to hear that Dusmif is getting up the chisel learning curve and happy with his progress.

I was expecting to see photographs of hand plane blades, not a planer thicknesser (or jointer).

Although I have never attempted planer blades, I would be aiming for similar to the results shown above by Scott and his plane blade. However, Dusmif, if the blades meet your requirements, it's not for me to criticise, but I would encourage you to aim higher next time.

Thank you Robin, Hand planer blades I have done none yet, but I will post photos as soon I do any.  As I said, I am happy with my planner blade as a starter and yes you are right I know they are far from Good, but being my first try, ( they are sharp considering ) I can't fully complain. I will sure take your advice and aim to do better next time I need to do them again.

Hand Tool Woodworking / Re: My first test with a chisel
« on: August 27, 2019, 09:10:21 pm »
Hi All,
Thank you RobinW, I am glad that you asked, it gave me the opportunity to update my progress.
Regarding the chisels, with the help and good advice from members here, I managed to safely say that I am nearly there, actually I am very pleased with my results and I can’t stop showing anybody (friends) visiting my workshop how sharp are my chisels. ;D
This morning, I decided  to try my wood planer blades, I have been putting it off from day one, to tell you the truth I was not sure if I could make them without ruining them.
Anyway this morning I said what would be the worse thing that could happen, ruin a blade, so after reading the instruction I took the task and started all 3 of them.
I am pleased with the result, they are not perfect I am sure, because the edges seems a bit rounded, I think because I made them by a belt sander some time ago, so they are not touched by the stone; being at the corner it is not so important to me and I do not wish to keep removing steel to even them with the rest, by time they will be even, I think as I do the next time.
Now the next step is the wife’s scissors, I bought the jig, but still I am not sure about this, I am trying to find an old scissor to try on it first.
I wish to thank you All for your help to familiarize myself with Tormek, which, I  alone would have been a long high learning curve. :)
Adding some photos to try and explain what I have said:

Hand Tool Woodworking / Re: My first test with a chisel
« on: August 25, 2019, 11:53:57 am »
Thank you Rick, a very interesting points that I must look into..

Knife Sharpening / Re: Bowie Knife
« on: July 13, 2019, 08:40:10 am »
Thank you Fernando, that is helpfull.   ;)

Scissors Sharpening / Re: First Scissors to try sharpening.
« on: June 29, 2019, 05:11:48 pm »
Thank You RichColvin for your advice and useful links.

Scissors Sharpening / Re: First Scissors to try sharpening.
« on: June 29, 2019, 10:06:01 am »
I agree with Jan.  I would not bother with the AngleMaster.  Just use the black marker and match the angle - of the small bevel.  I will reiterate that you definitely need the scissors jig.  Besides, the scissors jig platform is preferred by many for making other jigs.  It has better geometry than the other Tormek tool rests.

Thank you Rick. will do. Now I think I have all the inforamtion I need.  I will watch  the vidoes  that John posted and hope for the best  ;D

Thank you guys,

Scissors Sharpening / Re: First Scissors to try sharpening.
« on: June 29, 2019, 09:38:04 am »
Alf, you definitively need the Tormek Scissors jig as advised by John.

You will replicate the smaller cutting edge shown red in your picture. Please try to remove minimal necessary amount of steel. If you remove too much steel than it may happen that the tips do not meet again!

Some scissors blades strongly vibrate in the jig and produce strange howling sounds. To reduce this effect mount the blade in the jig with smallest possible protrusion.

Thank you Jan for your informative advice.
I will order the scissor jig then.

Scissors Sharpening / Re: First Scissors to try sharpening.
« on: June 29, 2019, 07:52:36 am »
The first thing I would suggest is to watch a couple of videos on the subject.

I would not do this freehand.The angle is such that in my opinion you really need the jig. I have done a number of scissors and I think there is a definite learning curve involved. I did my first sharpening on sacrificial scissors where there was no loss if I was not successful. After that I found a box of scissors at work that were going to be discarded (thanks to going pretty much paperless) and worked on those. I have since done a few for customers. One thing I found was that many of the scissors were gummed up with glue from tape. I started all with a good cleaning. I also found that many needed tightening and a drop of lubrication. This actually brought some back into the serviceable region. I used a marker when setting the angle as I found that there is no standard angle especially between brands. Take your time and do not apply too much pressure.
Thank you John,
One question I assume that I have to follow the small bevel of the scissors not the big one, right ? which I think it is not an easy job trying to do it with the WM-200 angle master.

Scissors Sharpening / First Scissors to try sharpening.
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:11:51 pm »
Hi, I need some help and advice on these scissors.
After I impressed my wife with a couple of kitchen knives I have sharpened ( doing some training, not so happy with the final result, but she liked them ) I was asked if I could sharpen her scissors.
So, to justify my investment in the Tormek, I said, no problem.
Now, before I commit suicide I wish to have some hints, advice how I should tackle this, especially  after I noticed that these scissors  seems to have 2 bevels; ( see photo ) they can be separated if needed.
Can I do them freehand or shall I buy the SVX-150 Scissors jig.

Knife Sharpening / Re: Leather wheel polishing
« on: June 27, 2019, 11:33:20 pm »

I'm glad you liked it, but don't be afraid to ask if I can do more :)

Being a Newbie, I can only learn.

I (nearly daily) use Cr2O3 based compound.

Let me know if and how I can help.



Thank you Erivan.
Somebody told me autosol is great, I use it to clean brass, I give it a try.

Hand Tool Woodworking / Re: My first test with a chisel
« on: June 27, 2019, 04:42:16 pm »
Wise advice Ken.

Knife Sharpening / small kitchen knife
« on: June 26, 2019, 11:45:07 am »
Trying  to sharpen a small kitchen knife, ( for training purpose ) overall lenght 180mm, blade is 85mm by 15mm, it keeps kicking back, with a jig and even free hand, angle was 15 deg.Blade marked stainless steel !!
The jig is home made, made on Jan model. knife was clamped on the handle like the SVM-00.
What is the indication of such a behavior, I am sure I am doing something wrong, or lack of experience?

Knife Sharpening / Re: Leather wheel polishing
« on: June 22, 2019, 10:23:58 am »
Thank you Erivan.
Somebody told me autosol is great, I use it to clean brass, I give it a try.

Knife Sharpening / Re: SVM-45 Jig
« on: June 21, 2019, 09:02:02 pm »
I always clamp the blade as parallel as possible to the bevel.
If the bevel is not parallel, the grinding angle changes along the bevel.

If the blade has a sharp curve, I clamp the blade closer to the tip, but parallel to the bevel.

I think that this way of holding the knife is not correct. In my humble opinion.


I think the same as you, and that was the advise given to me, but seeing this video I thoiught that there is another way. :)

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