Sandpaper Sharpening & Honing, Part 1

My sandpaper plate sharpening system is made of two plates and a  piece of 600 grit sandpaper.

In my last post, I showed how I made a dedicated slip form (a slipstone made of wood) for one of my gouges. This week, I’ll explain how to make a complementary sandpaper sharpening stone that is surprisingly effective and inexpensive to build. First, let me explain why I began using this sandpaper technique in the first place. In the middle of a carving class, for example, a student will […]

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