Sharpening: Hollow Grind or Flat Grind?
The advantages and disadvantages of these types of grind, in part five of this 8-part series answering your questions about sharpening
Bob Van Dyke
The founder and director of the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking answers questions from readers about keeping hand-tool blades sharp–with demonstrations and explanations of time-saving techniques.
|Can you explain the Scary Sharp method?
‘Wanda 2000,’ via Knots
|What’s the best way to sharpen curved blade edges, like those on large gouges?
‘Michigan Dave,’ via Knots
|Will beginners get better results if they use a honing guide?
‘Woodrae,’ via Knots
|How do I burnish the edge on a gooseneck scraper?
‘Milanuk,’ via Knots
|Do you recommend a hollow grind or a flat grind for chisels and plane irons?
From the FWW Editors
|Should I strop a chisel or gouge after I’ve sharpened it?
‘Samson,’ via Knots
|Do I need a different bevel or sharpening system for different types of tools?
‘Archibald,’ via Knots
|What’s the difference between A2 and O1 steel? Is one more difficult to sharpen?
‘Kretzer,’ via Knots