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A Dedicated Sharpening Bench – part 3

November 30, 2009

With the bench top work surface squared on six sides I’ll measure and lay out the rabbets for the bread board ends. Deep scribe lines will help eliminate cross grain tearing and when I clamp the piece into my shoulder vise I’ll again add my thicknessed backer board to help with the spelching. I begin […]

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A Dedicated Sharpening Bench – part 2

November 26, 2009

Working off of my sketches and existing examples of trusted, work bench construction methods, I come up with a plan and begin adding up the numbers. This is generally how I approach a new design, from the sketch I mock up some shapes and sizes using off cuts and batons around my shop to see […]

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A Dedicated Sharpening Bench – part 1

November 25, 2009

“The best hand tools in the world are worthless in the hands of the woodworker who cannot sharpen them.” DOWNLOAD FREE PLAN After reading and experimenting with, practicing and then studying the different techniques of sharpening I’ve come to settle on a system that is working for me in my current shop space and that’s […]

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