Asked on Oct 11, 2017

Wots the right way to sharpening my wood chisels for wood turning

TerryEmilyEd Cannon
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  • William
    on Oct 11, 2017

    There are special wood turning chisels. They all are sharpened differently base on the profile. Can't use regular chisels for turning. There are so many websites on wood turning and Youtube videos.
  • Emily
    on Oct 11, 2017

    I'm pretty sure my husband does use wood chisels for turning. He turned these balusters. However I will get back here because he gave me a lesson on just this topic the other day and I'm afraid I wasn't paying enough attention!


  • Ed Cannon
    on Oct 11, 2017

    My preference is to use sandpaper glued to a smooth surface. Start with 125 grit, 250 grit, 400 grit, then 600 to 800 grit. Make them about 3" x 8" or so and spray contact glue in cans to the sandpaper and put on smooth surface. A lot of different thins can be used for smooth surface. A piece of granite large enough to put 4 or 5 sandpaper on, old laminate counter top would be my preference. If you use wet/dry sandpaper(my preference) you can use water to clean them up again. Once you use this method , you should not have to use the lower grits to sharpen again. If your chisels are in good shape to start do not use the lower aggressive grits. If you want them sharper use higher grits of 1000 to 2000. Once you try this you will develop what works best for you.
  • Emily
    on Oct 11, 2017

    O.K. for turning he uses, skews, parting tools, gouges, flat chisels, and scrapers but they have longer handles and I think longer blades or something like that!
  • Emily
    on Oct 11, 2017

    see above
  • Terry
    on Oct 30, 2017

    Wet or dry sand paper and glass is an awesome way to sharpen these tools. They call it scary sharp, if you're interested. However, when I'm turning I don't have the time to stop and set up for scary sharp so I use a sharpening bench grinder (Tormek Super Grind 2000). However it is very expensive. If I had to do it over, I'd have bought a Back and Decker. A cheaper model and almost as effective.
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