Lie-Nielsen's sharpening expert shares a surefire method for getting a keen edge every time
Synopsis: Sharpening doesn’t have to be frustrating and mysterious. You can get and keep a keen edge on handplane blades and chisels and you don’t have to break the bank to do it. Lie-Nielsen’s sharpening expert shares the method he has been teaching at workshops across the country, using a honing guide, sandpaper, waterstones, a ruler, and a shopmade sharpening station.
For many woodworkers, sharpening plane irons and chisels is an intimidating and frustrating task. I’ve traveled the country teaching and demonstrating sharpening and hand-tool techniques for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks for the past nine years, and I’ve met plenty of woodworkers who struggle to get a consistently sharp edge on their tools and are convinced that sharpening is beyond their reach.
Sharpening doesn’t have to be difficult and mysterious. The method I’ll show you combines ideas I’ve picked up over 25 years of working with hand…