I am 71 years old and have gotten interested in furniture making as a retirement hobby. To maintain my edge tools I have acquired an extra coarse diamond plate for establishing a primary bevel and a Norton 1000/8000 water stone for the secondary bevel. I use a Veritas honing guide to maintain blade position. When I go through my process I have no trouble feeling the burr produced by the diamond plate and the 1000 grit stone but I can’t feel the burr from the 8000 grit stone. Am I doing something wrong or is the burr from the 8000 stone so fine my fingers can’t sense it?
Mike Pekovich has a sled for each job: a sled for cutting dovetails, one with a sliding fence for box joints, a sled with a lower fence and stops for cutting dadoes, one with a tall fence for cutting tenons, and a dedicated sled for mitered boxes.
Known for efficiency in his work, Mike Pekovich has built a few iterations of his sled for making mitered boxes. In this video, he shows the progression of sleds he built, and unveils the final version. Or is it?
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