Shut up and Sharpen

I’ve been meaning to put up a post in response to this post.  BUT .. more importantly, I’ve been wanting to replace my Tormek with a regular, faster bench grinder.  So, I finally did it and bought a PORTER-CABLE 8″ Variable Speed Bench Grinder.

My method of sharpening is pretty much what I’ve picked up from Chris, so no real surprises.  So for what it’s worth, here’s a quick gallery of photos with one little grinder trick  that I picked up in a class I took from Chris. 

BTW if you have a subscription to Fine Woodworking Online, here’s link to a good article on grinders:

Tool Test: Bench Grinders for Woodworkers

2 thoughts on “Shut up and Sharpen”

  1. So in your “stop grinding” pic, do you mark the flat with a wide sharpie or something prior to grinding to help you see your line get narrower? Congrats on the new grinder! I recently acquired a “new” variable speed one too, though it was of the hand cranked variety.

    1. Yes, I mark the whole area of the bevel and watch it narrow. I looked at hand cranked and finally decided on powered. Not sure I could rub my belly and pat my head at the same time (crank and hold the blade). 😉

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