There is nothing worse for me than to be in the middle of a project and need a tool, grab it and its not sharp. This weekend I intended to go through my chisels and block planes. They were dearly in need of attention.
Here are my block planes.
Now with the general events this project took me all weekend. I have 4 sets of chisels and 6 block planes. I will try to use one then find it dull and grab another. Before you know it everything is dull. I like to have my block planes lined up in the order they are setup to cut. It makes fast work of a project just to grab the correct tool and start the process.
I have also wanted to get a pair of old chisels into shape as well.
I have sharpening stones but choose to use mechanical means to get an edge. This is one of the choirs I find a machine helps speed up. I use a simple jig to set the distance and go from my Tormek and Work Sharp.
Here is a video on my block planes.
And you cant forget the shop elf helping me.
Thank you for your time and come again!
Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.