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How to Choose a Sharpening Stone, Part 3: Diamond Stones

See our previous posts on how to choose a sharpening stone. Similar to the other types of stones, diamond stones come in different grits. One thing to keep in mind with all sharpening stones is that the Japanese grit system is different from the American grit system. So when I talk about an 8,000-grit water stone, it’s different […]

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How To Choose a Sharpening Stone, Part 1: Water Stones

I think that sharpening is one of the most important aspects to hand tool woodworking. As my tools become dull, I’ve found that the quality of my work also goes down. So therefore, it’s extremely important that your tools are razor sharp. In this blog tutorial series, we’re going to go over sharpening all edge tools: […]

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Are Your Tools Sharp?

SHARPENING CLASS THIS FRIDAY, JULY 5th Recently while I was working in my shop building some furniture, I found myself standing over the sharpening stone, trying to get yet another “perfect edge”. Once the edge was sharp, I thought to myself, “I think one of my favorite things about woodworking is a freshly sharpened tool!” […]

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