Sharpening Tools

There are many different ways to sharpen tool, bits and blades, in this series we look at some of the options.

A Woodworkers Tour of a Bit and Blade Sharpening...

A Woodworkers Tour of a Bit and Blade Sharpening...

5 months ago
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Sharpening saw blades and woodworking bits is complex and requires sophisticated equipment and someone who knows how to set them up and run them. In this episode we visit a sharpening facility that can sharpen anything and can even custom make bits such as those needed in restoring antique furniture and restoring...

How to Setup, Use and Sharpen a Plough Plane |...

How to Setup, Use and Sharpen a Plough Plane |...

5 months ago
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Need to run some grooves and not sure where to start? Paul shows how to sharpen and prepare the plough plane for use, before showing the basics of how to cut a groove.

Cabinet Scraper Honing Guide | Woodworking Video...

Cabinet Scraper Honing Guide | Woodworking Video...

5 months ago
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Getting a crisp 45° bevel on your cabinet scraper can be tricky. Paul shows how to make and use a honing guide that gives you a guaranteed angle every time.

Saw Sharpening with Micro Bevel | Woodworking...

Saw Sharpening with Micro Bevel | Woodworking...

5 months ago
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Paul introduces a method he has used for a while now to prolong the sharpness of a saw and prolong the life of saw files. He shows how to put a micro bevel on the back of the teeth on a saw. 

How to Sharpen a Gouge | Woodworking Video Website

How to Sharpen a Gouge | Woodworking Video Website

5 months ago
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Paul shows how to sharpen a gouge using his standard method, rocking the gouge side to side. He uses flat stones, in this case diamond stones in coarse (250), fine (600) and super fine (1200) grit, followed by a strop charged with buffing compound. Then you’re ready for carving.

How to Sharpen a Chisel | Woodworking Video...

How to Sharpen a Chisel | Woodworking Video...

5 months ago
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Chisels come from the manufacturer needing preparing or initialising as well sharpening. How do you check they are flat and get them sharp? Paul shows you the process he follows. This gets them to the level we need for crisp and accurate work. 

Sharpen a Saw with the Help of a Hacksaw |...

Sharpen a Saw with the Help of a Hacksaw |...

5 months ago
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Want to make your saw files last longer? Try this tip from Paul Sellers. Good saw files often take some shopping around to find. Once you do find good ones they can be quite expensive. This video shows you a simple way to use a commonly available hacksaw blade to create a space for the tiny edge of the file. This...

How to Sharpen a Woodworking Handsaw |...

How to Sharpen a Woodworking Handsaw |...

5 months ago
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Sharpening a saw can be one of the most daunting sharpening tasks for a woodworker. Paul Sellers tries to simplify this by showing how a simple rip cut pattern can be used for many crosscut saws as well. This is a great beginners guide to sharpening the essential saws.

Preparing and sharpening a woodworking chisel |...

Preparing and sharpening a woodworking chisel |...

5 months ago
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In this video Paul Sellers shows you how to sharpen a chisel using simple and accessible techniques, a great skill for any woodworker.

Sharpening to 250-grit: Woodworking cutting edges...

Sharpening to 250-grit: Woodworking cutting edges...

5 months ago
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In this video Paul Sellers shows that you don't need to sharpen to 15,000+ grit on you planes, chisels and other woodworking tools. 250-grit works just fine for most of our woodwork. Paul addresses the myths and misinformation put forward, and challenges what we think about sharpening. 

Scissor Sharpening | Woodworking Video Website

Scissor Sharpening | Woodworking Video Website

5 months ago
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In this video Paul Sellers shows you the simplicity of sharpening any type of scissors to take them to their optimal cutting performance. 

Sharpening a Spokeshave Freehand | Woodworking...

Sharpening a Spokeshave Freehand | Woodworking...

5 months ago
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In this video, Paul Sellers shows you how he sharpen his spokeshaves quickly and efficiently, without the aid of any honing guide. Though it may take quite some practice to master the technique, once acquired, it will remain with you for life and will guarantee a pristine cutting edge every time. 

How to Sharpen a Moulding Plane | Woodworking...

How to Sharpen a Moulding Plane | Woodworking...

5 months ago
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Do you have a moulding plane you’ve picked up or been given but you’re not sure where to start with sharpening it? Paul shows how he would sharpen the blade whilst maintaining the profile to get the moulding plane sharp and ready to go.

Spokeshave Sharpening Holder | Woodworking Video...

Spokeshave Sharpening Holder | Woodworking Video...

5 months ago
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Paul shows how to make a handy holder which helps to hold spokeshave blades securely when sharpening and can also be used in a honing guide if needed. This will help you get a very sharp edge on your spokeshave blade.

How to Sharpen a Wooden Spokeshave | Woodworking...

How to Sharpen a Wooden Spokeshave | Woodworking...

5 months ago
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Paul demonstrates his simple method for sharpening wooden spokeshaves that can also be used to sharpen all manner of tools. It gives you a consistent bevel that can be polished out to give you a super sharp edge. 

Sharpening the Frame Saw | Woodworking Video...

Sharpening the Frame Saw | Woodworking Video...

5 months ago
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The blades that are available for frame or bow saws often need a touch up to get them cutting well. Paul shows a few of the issues that might need addressing.

Sharpening a Crosscut Handsaw | Woodworking Video...

Sharpening a Crosscut Handsaw | Woodworking Video...

5 months ago
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When and why do we sharpen saws to a crosscut? How do you go about doing it? Paul explains the reasoning behind them and goes through the full process of sharpening a crosscut saw. With a little practice, you will be able to sharpen crosscut saws with confidence. 

How to Sharpen a Knife | Woodworking Video Website

How to Sharpen a Knife | Woodworking Video Website

5 months ago
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Paul shows his very simple method of how to get a razor sharp edge on your kitchen, carving, pocket or any form of knife using just a few pieces of sandpaper or some diamond paddles.

How to Sharpen Chisels & Sharpening Plane...

How to Sharpen Chisels & Sharpening Plane...

5 months ago
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Sharpening Chisels and wood plane blades is an important part of woodworking because it helps hone the use of hand tools and tool care and makes woodworking much more pleasurable when you understand the basics of sharpening.