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Offline ear3

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Sharpening corner chisels
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:36:06 pm »
I searched the Forum for "corner chisel" but couldn't find anything, so thought I'd start a new thread.

Anyone try sharpening corner chisels on the Tormek and have any advice about proper methods?  Unlike a V-Chisel, the bevel is on the inside corner rather than the outside, which would seem to make it a more difficult proposition.  I just recently got a corner chisel to add to my hand tool kit, and haven't needed to resharpen it yet, but that day will come sooner than later.

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Re: Sharpening corner chisels
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 12:31:45 am »
Welcome to the forum. Here are a couple of previous threads:

https://www.tormek.com/forum/index.php?topic=513.msg1187#msg1187

https://www.tormek.com/forum/index.php?topic=2031.msg9933#msg9933


A couple of YouTube videos:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo0IXn0pSic

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w9fYWJwcKQQ

   In the second one, it was mentioned that the initial grinding was done with a wet grinder. No further information was given. As one of the comments said, it would have been nice if more info had been given in regard to the grinding.
 
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 01:11:13 am by Elden »
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Re: Sharpening corner chisels
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 03:22:18 am »
In Leonard Lee's book, The Complete Guide to Sharpening, he has some good information on these.  Summary is that you'll have to do it by hand.  And, he states,
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These are truly the chisels from hell when it comes to sharpening. I used to think that sharpening a V-tool used in carving was difficult, but it is child’s play compared to doing a first-class job on a corner chisel.

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But realistically, if you get two straight edges that cut well, just leave the thing alone.

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Re: Sharpening corner chisels
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 02:58:49 pm »
Thanks for the info.  This will come in handy when I eventually need (and work up the courage) to sharpen the thing.

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Re: Sharpening corner chisels
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 03:35:32 pm »
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But realistically, if you get two straight edges that cut well, just leave the thing alone.

That's kinda funny... but at the same time, a good philosophy to follow in all sharpening!  :D
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Re: Sharpening corner chisels
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 07:43:27 pm »
I must be getting agreeable in my old age. First CB, and now Rich. Humor aside, I remember the chisels from hell quote Rich mentions. If, by chance, you do not already own a copy of Leonard Lee's Sharpening book in your personal reference, you should. I would also order his sharpenig DVD. The information is solid and well presented. Plus, I find his humor delightful. I regret having never met Leonard Lee. I have always thought very well of him and Lee Valley.

Ken