Hand Tools

Subject:
This sounds familiar
Response To:
vintage japanese chisels ()

Jim Matthews
"The finish on the full bevel suggested that they were carefully kept that way (it wasn't a coarse grind)."

I suppose this approach means the user assured a continuous curve to the bevel, which reached to the very end. A full convex bevel is easy to examine without magnification.

The honing passes are "into" each stone and stropping is opposite (toward the user) to tease off the burr. Paul Sellers taught us this approach, probably handed down from the generation that made your refitted (new hoop) chisel.

The advantage of a buffing wheel is obvious - the stropping step is nominally 30 strokes at significant down force.

A buffing wheel substitutes angular momentum and saves my hands for work.

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