This is about the life cycle of a frog, Cincinnati Edition, October 2010, Room 3.
In this episode Christopher Schwarz shows how to properly grind tools. The emphasis throughout the session was on properly. Of course, I have never done it properly. But, after this session, I will – the best part is that I know I will!
That is the true significance of attending the Woodworking in America conferences. The sheer number of sessions, and the teaching and learning that goes on in the classrooms is truly amazing. But how does one go about selecting a class, when so many are offered? It is a simple process – and it involves planning ahead of the conference. Don’t get me wrong; I can get a sharp edge on my chisels and plane irons, as they are mostly flat edges. But what about grinding a plane iron that has a curved edge? This was the key point as, in my case, I wanted to get a good perspective (OK, a great one…) from someone who knows a lot more about sharpening tools than I know. This session was a perfect fit, and a great way to kick off the conference (for me). I set off to learn how to grind that iron, and how to do it right.
Let me know in the Comments section if this video helps you in any way. And if you already knew this technique, I request that you also let me know. I edited the video down to over 8 minutes, from a 40-minute session.
— Al Navas
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Duration: 8:20 minutes