25 Dec '11, 1am

A Smart Way to Stay Sharp - Mother Earth News

A Smart Way to Stay Sharp - Mother Earth News

Every woodworker I know is a fanatic about keeping chisels and plane blades sharp, and I’m no different. Although diamond sharpening stones have been around for years, I’ve stubbornly I relied on Japanese waterstones to keep my edges keen. No more. I received a pair of DuoSharp® bench stones from DMT (Diamond Machining Technology) a few months ago. Now I’m not sure when or if I’ll break out my waterstones again. Here’s what I like about the DuoSharp system: Compact. It’s great to have a sharpening system that takes up so little room. With 2 different sharpening grits on each 3/8-in.-thick stone, I’ve got coarse-to-extrafine sharpening capability in a very compact package. The sharpening “kit” I bring to a jobsite includes a pair of 2 1/2-in. X 8-in. DuoSharp stones, DMT’s non-skid vinyl pad and a stick of green honing compound. I rub the compound on a scrap piece of hardwo...

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