How-To: Sharpen a Chisel (When You’re Serious About It)

How-To:  Sharpen a Chisel (When You’re Serious About It)


“Spirit is the sword and experience the sharpening stone.” – Arab Proverb

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This piece runs through the basics of what you need to know to keep your shop chisels sharp and ready to go.


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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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