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  • Dream Sharpening Machine

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    "What? A $600 machine that just sharpens hand tools?" That's the reaction I've heard when introducing my pals to the latest in sandpaper-sharpening technology, the Lap-Sharp LS-200. It's the brainchild of a single-minded engineer...
  • Four-Star Honing Guide

    by AW-Editor     Friday, May 9, 2008
    The new Pinnacle Honing Guide ($99.99) consistently provides excellent sharpening results with both chisels and plane irons. The guide consists of a sled that travels on a pair of rails. Lock nuts within the rails allow mounting the guide on almost any...
  • Sharp Edges–Fast

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Raise your hand if you've ever had a difficult time sharpening chisels, plane irons, or carving tools. Okay, that's just about everyone. Now take a close look at these amazing new machines from Professional Tool Manufacturing—they'll...
  • Sandpaper Power Sharpening System

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, June 29, 2008
    An excellent sharpening system has just gotten better and cheaper! The Veritas Mark II ($300) sharpens chisels, plane irons, carving gouges and V-tools incredibly fast with a minimum of fuss. The Mark II is a simpler version of the Mark I, a sharpening...
  • Tool News - M Power Sharpener

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 30, 2008
    A sharp chisel edge makes your work all that much easier. But keeping those tools sharp is a skill that's learned over a long time. Oil stones? Jigs? Water stones? Not to mention the precise angles and rock steady grip you need. But the PSS1 sharpener...
  • Tool News - Hosaluk Ferrules to make your own Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, February 1, 2009
    If you've ever wanted to make your own turning-tool handles, Lee Valley's Hosaluk Ferrules could be a valuable part of the equation. Making your own handle allows you to customize the diameter, grip, length and tool projection. These ferrules...
  • Tune Up an Old Chisel

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 3, 2009
    Turn a Beater into a Razor-Sharp Tool by Tom Caspar One of my favorite tools is a legendary Stanley No. 50 chisel. Made in the 1920s, it had seen hard times. Restoring it was a labor of love, and well worth the effort. Its steel holds a long-lasting,...
  • Waterstones

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 6, 2009
    Hone an incredibly sharp edge with a $35 combo stone. by Tom Caspar For this woodworker, it doesn’t get any better than using a sharp hand tool. Not just kind of sharp, the way new tools come out of the box. I mean really, really sharp, with an...
  • Reshaping the Skew Chisel

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    An alternate shape minimizes dig-ins. by Alan Lacer Years ago, an old professional spindle turner showed me a different way to sharpen a skew. When I tried it, I was sold. This modified grind is more versatile, friendlier and more responsive than a traditional...
  • Tool News - 5/8” Hollow Chisel Mortiser

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    The new model 75-040 M1 5/8-inch hollow-chisel mortiser from General International is equipped with a heavy-duty cast-iron head, column and base for steady, vibration-free performance. http://www.general.ca/site_general/g_produits/drill_mortiser/75-040...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Irwin Tools introduces new series of Marples chisels

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 25, 2012
    Woodworking Tool News - Irwin Tools introduces new series of Marples chisels IRWIN ® Tools , a global manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of professional-grade hand tools and power tool accessories, continues the rich heritage of its Marples...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Veritas Bench Chisels

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Veritas Bench Chisels By Brad Holden A bench chisel is probably the only type of chisel most woodworkers require. It’s used to pare dovetails, chop mortises and for every job in between. Some bench chisels are definitely a cut above the rest. Here’s...
  • Glove Finger Chisel Protectors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 5, 2013
    Glove Finger Chisel Protectors My chisels used to get dull and rusty rattling around in my toolbox. No more! I found a clever way to protect them. I cut the fingers off some old leather work gloves.Then I poked holes with an awl and threaded a drawstring...