I saw a video with Michael Dunbar using what he calls his 'Easy Sharp' system. Has anyone tried this technique and have a recommendation? It looks as though it would be fairly easy(hence the name?). Does anyone have an opinion or experience with this sharpening style?
I think that you may be referring to the "Scary Sharp" system. Do a search in the archives and you should find all of the info that you need. I use this system for my chisels and planes and really like it. You can also check out this web page:
Scary sharp is awesome. I sharpened a friend's straight razor (the old foldout razors that you can accidentally kill yourself with) using this method and he says it's never been sharper. You can get the fine grit (1500 - 2000) at auto supply stores in the refinishing department. I use it for my handplanes and my chisels. You can get an edge so finely hone you can see your reflection in it:)
Automotive stores for sandpaper?? Hadn't thought of that. I was going to ask where everyone gets these real high number grit papers that 'scary sharp' calls for.
But I was also wondering, since the system says to get adhesive backed paper for mounting on glass or aluminum - does everyone use that? I was thinking of just regular-backed paper and use the 'yellow-sticky-pad' type glue sticks on them so they'll peal off easily for replacement.
Comments? Paul (ps - great forum)
[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Aug-29-01 AT 12:13PM (CDT)[/font][p]Go to an art supply store for spray mounting adhesive. It comes in a can and it's used to mount paper to whatever. This way you don't need to buy the adhesive backed sandpaper. Other places may sell this stuff too... I think the kind I have is made by 3M.
One more source for the really fine grit sandpaper - try Lee Vally Tools. They include a couple of different fine grits (in PSA backed), as well as tempered glass, etc. in their catalogue's sharpening section. Not sure if these items are listed on their web site or not.