Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Sharpening

Ron McKinley
>A friend of mine is a retired machinist and he was over the other day to take a look at woodturning. We turned a few things and when we finished I gathered up all the tools we had used and took them to the grinder. He asked why I was sharpening now. I said so they would be ready for tomorrow. He said never sharpen a tool until you're ready to use it. Why I asked. Corrosion. He said corrosion is constant and your tool won't be as sharp tomorrow as it is right after sharpening.

What do you folks think? I have noticed that I get on a kick and sharpen all my pocket/hunting knives at one time and months later when I want to use them they're not really sharp. What say ye?

Ron
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