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Offline RickDangerous

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Sharpening chisels?
« on: October 13, 2020, 03:08:27 AM »
Hi!
I have recently started my adventure with sculpting. So far I am creating wooden monstrosities, good thing Halloween is upon us. Anyways after some intense work, sculpting got a little bit more difficult and that was when I realized that I might have dull my chisel. And then it dawned on me! I have no idea what to do now? Do I sharpen it or do I buy a new one? How do you sharpen chisels. What equipment is needed for this? How is it done?

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I will let myself out.

Online Lewill2

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Re: Sharpening chisels?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 10:06:37 AM »
Youtube is your friend, simple wet stone or go hog wild..

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Sharpening chisels?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 12:48:17 PM »
There are multiple technologies.  They all work.  They all have tradeoffs.  Try some.

Offline p_toad

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Re: Sharpening chisels?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 08:12:26 PM »
If you don't have stones to sharpen those chisels on (and i don't recommend a grinder unless you have a slow-speed one), you can always fall back to the flat surface and multiple grades of sandpaper (prefer wet-dry paper). 

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Offline lptools

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Re: Sharpening chisels?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 04:25:22 AM »
Hello,, Rick. Welcome to Tool Talk!!  What type of chisels/gouges do you use? Photos would help !! Regards, Lou
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Offline Analog

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Re: Sharpening chisels?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2020, 07:46:16 AM »
Hello,
I believe hat You Tube is your best reference, Paul Sellers has an excellent video there on chisel sharpening as well as care and sharpening of other tools.
Brian