Sharpening Stanley Chisels

Hello fine folks.

I want to show you a few of my methods of sharpening. I use and have tried most of the systems out there. In this video I use a granite reference stone and a Tormek.

Stanley 750 and WR chisel plane

I will show a  set of Stanley Sweet Heart 750’s being flatened. I want to use these chisels as my “go to ” set. Because of that I have taken the time to totally flatten the bottom. They will preform better and look so much nicer.

Stanley SW

I also like to use a hollow grind for ease of placing an edge back on the iron when I an using it. This is discussed in the video.

Wood River Chisel Plane.

My intention was to show the use of diamond stones. I had bought another set and there were lost in shipping by UPS from Woodcraft. I want to give a shout out to Woodcraft for excellent customer service. I placed a phone call and they were replaced. No problems or questions asked. That says a lot for them. This will make me return to them for future purchases.

chisels and planes
Now the little chisel plane will be used for glue removal and inner corners of projects that are hard to get to. I am impressed with the quality of the WoodRiver plane. Time will tell if the Stanley’s will hold up like there predecessors.

With that said no method is wrong and none is right. Pick the one that you can achieve and edge and meets your budget.
How do you get a razor edge?

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.

8 Responses to Sharpening Stanley Chisels

  1. Roger says:

    Good stuff superD.

  2. JL7 says:

    Good stuff Dave….I forgot about Shoe goo…..seems like I’ve used that years ago…..that strope is a great idea. I have the 750’s also, but mine don’t shine or cut anything like that……I’ve got some to do.

    Thanks for the cool post!


    • David Bardin says:

      Jeff the shoe goo has many good purposes. It adheres to almost anything and stays ply able. That’s perfect vow wood and leather. You rarely see anyone flattening and shinning the whole back face of the chisel. These will be my new go to set and I wanted them to look nice. It also comes into a dead flat reference surface. This will do the job.

      Thank you Jeff for your friendship and all you do………

  3. DIYaholic says:

    Purdy (&) shinny….

    I was wondering which side of the leather to use….
    No one ever says…. Now you have.
    When Dave speaks…. I listen!!!

    Good to see you workin’ it in the shop!!!

    I hope life is treating you & yours well!!!
    Take care my friend.

  4. Great instructional video. I never get tired of watching these.

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