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  1. Took 3 yard sales....and $5 total....picked a few "toys".. Two oil stones for a dollar, 1/4" drive Craftsman ratchet for $3...and a decent pair of needle nose pliers, for a dollar... Been a bit well used....ratchet seems almost new, pliers will not need any rehab.. haven't figured out the grit on the stones...small one seems to be a finer grit. Ratchet is a quick release. Not too bad of a weekend...
  2. Hi guys seen a few posts about slate stones for final polishing. Dies anyone use them, are they any good and is there a decent one in the UK?
  3. Well, I had three chisels in need of a bit of work. A Buck Brothers 3/8" Mortise chisel, a Witherby 1/2" paring chisel, and a "Work Zone 8mm Aldi's chisel. While I was down in the shop, a little prep work was done. 8mm chisel was badly chipped on the end. Ground a new edge. Beltsander to re-do the other two edges. Who ever had done these two before me...did not have a clue. Mortise chisel was @ 45 degrees? The Witherby was a very short 35 degree bevel? Brought the chisels and the "supplies" up to the work zone on the dining room table.. 600 grit stone, 1K grit, and 2K grit sandpaper, a leather belt for a strop, and a Veritas MK1 honing jig. Found out, right off the bat, the Mortise chisel does not work with the guide. Way too many angles going on. Lot of free hand work with that one. There is an area between the front wheel and the platten on the beltsander, that does work nicely for the bevel I needed... Starts out at about 25 degrees, then towards the edge, "morphs" into a 35 degree edge. Hand work to polish this one up. I'd set the sandpaper on the stone, and work the bevels, and the back.. Til I could run the two down the strop..20-30 times. Next was the Work Zone 8mm. This one I could use the jig.. Set it at 30 degrees.....it was at 25, but the edge wouldn't hold up. 35 was a bit too steep. I'll try 30 for a while and see how it does.... Stone, then the two sandpapers, then the strop, on the strop, it was free-hand. As for the Witherby? Since it works as a paring chisel, I could lower the bevel to 25 degrees. Belt is an old leather work belt, used to hang my nail bags on. Now all three are sharpened up. Need someone to haul all this back to the shop. Not sure what "grit" the strop is, the highest grit I use on the wet or dry is 2000 grit, Stone is just a 600 grit Medium India oil stone. About all I have to sharpen with in this shop.....oil is just 3in1 oil.
  4. While trying to take things easy,...yeah..riiight. Figured I could set up a place the right height to sharpen a few chisels up. Got a 1/4" scrap of plywood to set the oil stones on. Dug out the veritas MkI honing guide. Found a bottle of 3in1 air tool oil. A couple chisels needed a trip to the grinder, first. Most were at 25 degrees, but one was @ 30 degrees. Set the oil stones on the plywood, gave them a shot of oil. and went to town on it with a chisel. Even polished the backs flat. After the stones, then a few trips down some 2K paper. Set the group out of the way when done.. That long, skinny one is the 30 degree Firmer chisel. i was going to do the gouge...but, had other things to do... Tonight, got the last of the chisel work done, I hope. So, now I have another "batch to bring upstairs to refresh the edges Bevel chisels and a bunch of mortise chisels, even a few by Butcher. As soon as I figure the angles out for the mortise chisels, I can get busy on them.. Until then, I just kick back and rest the back....maybe.
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