View Full Version : *Cheap* Sharpening System
08-25-2004, 10:39 PM
What do you guys use to for a sharpening system?
The kind with the motor? Are there any decent cheaper alternatives or should I go for the gusto?
I realize how important sharp tools are. You end up at least buffing them every 20 mins.
08-26-2004, 08:41 PM
Don't know too much about the carvin tools, but I do know that the "scary sharp" system is pretty darn good with the flat chisels I have. Sharp enough to carve with fer sure.
Would be nice to see an update on your carvings too.
Ohhh. by the way -- We have several posts in your "*" thread in just talking. Do you mind maybe updating us on that one?
08-26-2004, 10:12 PM
I don't have a single carving tool to sharpen, only chisels and the recent addition of some hand planes, but I've yet to meet anyone in recent times who didn't like the scary sharp system above regular honing stones or grinding wheels.
Cheaper initially, but it's also a constant drain for more paper/oil, etc.
Personaly I prefer that though.
A little guide there, but do a search on the term "scary sharp" and exactly 87 billion turn up. :)
Ohh I just noticed...I don't know if you have a table saw, Paula, but that guy is seen using his as his flat surface he adheres his paper to.
I wouldn't recomend using a cast iron surface for anything other than wood or the oil or wax you treat it with.
It's too porous to mess with.
Most people seem to use granite slabs or plate glass.
08-26-2004, 10:56 PM
Oh yeah! Scarey sharp... I'll look into it. Thanks!
No Breadrink, I don't have a TS so no worries. Thanks for the ideas!