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  • Power Sharpening System

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Power Sharpening System By Tom Caspar I’m crazy about sharp hand tools. When edges are perfect, these tools sing in your hands. When they’re dull, you might as well hang them up. I’ve been looking for the ultimate sharpening system for...
  • Bowl Gauge Sharpening

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    Do it by hand, just like you turn. by Alan Lacer How do you make a velvety smooth bowl with evenly thick walls and crisp details? Well, it’s not done by sanding the heck out of it. The secret is to use a bowl gouge that is properly shaped and very...
  • Instant Wheel Dressing

    by Tom Caspar     Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    I use my grinder almost exclusively for beveling my chisels, so I like to keep the tool rest set to produce the 25-degree bevel I prefer. Having to reset the angle after using my diamond wheel dresser to clean and flatten the wheel bothered me until I...