SharpeningFor many serious about woodworking and keeping their woodworking tools in top condition, the right tool sharpener is just as valuable as any tool around to keep your workshop running at peak efficiency.
Sorting Through Sharpening Systems
There are several methods for sharpening your tools on the market, and while most will do the job, it’s worth considering all of your options.
How to Make an Affordable Sharpening Base with Marble Tile and MDF or Masonite
Save money over a standard sandpaper sharpening by using left-over marble or granite tile.
How to Prevent a Metal Rule from Sliding While Sharpening a Plane Iron
Many woodworkers use a metal rule as a spacer when sharpening blades, but it usually slides off quickly, this trick keeps the rule steady.
How to Sharpen and Hone Chisel Blades Using Grinding Wheels and Stones
Sharpening the bevel edges of your chisels are actually a two step process, repairing the blade with the wheel and honing it on a stone.
Benchtop Mortiser Chisel Sharpening with Sandpaper, Rockler Woodworking and Veritas Sharpening Tools
Making sure your mortiser’s chisel is sharp is key to preventing clogging and friction, and expert Chris Marshall has developed an easy method for making sharpening easy.
Building a Plywood Belt Sander Tool Sharpening Jig and Tool Rest
With a simple bit of scrap plywood in a jig, you can turn your old benchtop belt sander into a shop sharpener with a workbench tool rest.
Woodworking Gift Ideas
One nice thing about shopping for a woodworker is that you can probably find something they don’t have, but need, at just about any price.
Inspecting Wood Grain and Blade Edges with a Ten Power Hand Lens Magnifier
To properly examine your tools and inspect the grain of your lumber, a ten times magnification hand lens should be a fixture in your workshop.