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A Tip for Sharpening Marking Knives

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In my classes, we use marking/carving knives quite a lot. We score lines in preparation for making a knife-wall, we use them to whittle animals, to cut paper veneer and more. Our knives are shaped in the traditional European pattern with a wide bolster at the meeting point of the blade and the handle. To sharpen a knife I use DMT diamond stones. Typically, I begin with a fine stone […]The post A Tip for Sharpening Marking Knives appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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A Tip for Sharpening Marking Knives

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In my classes, we use marking/carving knives quite a lot. We score lines in preparation for making a knife-wall, we use them to whittle animals, to cut paper veneer and more. Our knives are shaped in the traditional European pattern with a wide bolster at the meeting point of the blade and the handle. To sharpen a knife I use DMT diamond stones. Typically, I begin with a fine stone […]The post A Tip for Sharpening Marking Knives appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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This Mystifies Me Every Time I See It - Wearing Gloves While Finishing

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I'll probably get pushback on this, but here goes anyway. I'd love to hear your objections. Look at the above picture. What seems odd to you? It's not something small. It's jumping right off the screen. The spraying technique is entirely correct, especially with the opposite hand holding the hose out of the way. Not doing this is the most common mistake I see when teaching a class. The student […]The post This Mystifies Me Every Time I See It - Wearing Gloves While Finishing appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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