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solving a problem, not creating one...
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Weaver chisel grind *PIC* ()

David Weaver
fortunately, we don't have that many newbies here. I don't know that such a thing is fortunate, but in this case, it is.

This is one of those kind of free solutions that works - and faster than going and buying something else, and I have a soft spot for those.

But the trouble with discussing something like this is that inevitably the resolution/connection that it was being used to solve a problem is lost and it becomes a "Guru's new method that everyone should change to". Next thing you know, someone will go out and buy 300 sharpening stones chasing that kind of nonsense :| :| :|

I didn't think of it as that, but rather rounding edges over and then seeing the justification from cliff stamp, it became something that solves a problem faster than buying and waiting for anything else. Free in cost is one thing, but getting on with something that's not a real drawback (such as making an entire bevel steep - there's a big cost to that in resistance and then in softwoods, the same chisel blows out the end between pins or in sockets), that's really great. If the results sucked, it would've gone into the trashheap of ideas like adding teflon to cap irons.

This doesn't seem to have any real compromises (if we can control ourselves and not make the initial edge too big or too step). And after buying and waiting for a tataki nomi so that I could move up a level and mortise planes faster, this (the roll early on vs the buffer) turned out to make an inexpensive easy sharpening chisel that worked better (the tataki nomi's corners chipped off in heavy work - I never bothered to try tempering it back, just sold it...it had a giant cross section of jigane that wasn't really that soft and it was very slow to resharpen because of it)

I cleanly pared the end of a pencil when i first tried the buffer and came back with the excited result here. If bill hadn't been fighting dovetailing something stringy, it would've disappeared into the ether. I pondered not posting about it (As with most of my crackpot ideas at this point - I usually post them, anyway) because it's goofy.

(but So yamashita does it, too....secretly... and I'd bet some of his earlier-in-the-curve customers wonder why their chisels hold their edges so well and then never do as well again when they resharpen them).

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Weaver chisel grind *PIC*
Some quick tests (lots of pictures) *PIC*
Some chisel pictures *PIC*
Re: Some chisel pictures
Re: Some chisel pictures *PIC*
astonished by picture quality *NM*
excellent pictures!
Another test *PIC*
Re: Another test
Re: question *PIC*
Re: question
could be a database issue...
Second try for picture *PIC*
yellow pine *NM*
Those pictures..
Nice piece of work
Re: Nice piece of work
Light source?
Re: Light source?
I've made a video.....
video...not for the meek...
It's a very funny video
comments on the two pictures.....
bevel width
It's the scale that escapes me
Re: It's the scale that escapes me
Looking forward to it, thanks! *NM*
More on the Weaver Bevel
Re: More on the Weaver Bevel
the premise is different in this case
I don't agree with limitation of your premise
You nailed it
This is hilarious
Jim - here's your guy
Well that escalated quickly.
Moving the needle
Re: Moving the needle *LINK*
Thanks for the memories *PIC*
Absolutely *LINK*
Positioning *LINK*
Where to find unhndled Narex chisels? *NM*
Taylor Tool Works
narex and their hardening....
how I achieved the Weaver Bever
Weaver Bevel
Further defining the Weaver Bevel
perception of penetration?
solving a problem, not creating one...
Re: solving a problem, not creating one...
rolling over edges....
On secrets, incantations and open source
Weaver grind—how is convexity added?
Marc Adams
Could've been felt...
Re: Weaver grind—how is convexity added?
The world is upside down :)
I took a nine day Sellers course
Re: I took a nine day Sellers course
it makes sense
How about making a video?
Period costume?
Re: How about making a video?
Trying things out
Re: Trying things out
Re: Trying things out
failed to figure things out...
Re: How about making a video?
Re: How about making a video?
variations on the already done...
thoughts *PIC*
Re: Weaver grind—how is convexity added?
Re: Weaver chisel grind
making peculiar names
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