Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy St. Sharpening Day

Yes it is sharpening day in the shop, in preparation for class next week.  While no one likes to sharpen, it is an evil necessity.  While I was trudging along I began to wonder how others sharpen and what systems they might use.


I recently checked where the blog is being read and it amazed me that so many people from all over the world have been giving it a look, Vietnam, really?  So what sharpening system/s do you use?  If you would be so kind as to leave a brief comment, here on the blog, about the system/s you use and why it works best for you, I would be curious to see the different opinions.

~ Ray Schwanenberger


  1. I use a Tormek, worksharp, Arkansas stones and DMT. It depends on the need and the workload I have ahead of me.

  2. I use Shapton stones (1000-5000-8000) on all my plane irons and chisels with no complaints.

  3. I'm a lazy guy - I send the blade to be sharpened by a local guy, then use sandpaper/glass for final honing. And I do my best not to abuse the blades.