I don’t really read blogs and forums much because it would mean I couldn’t write the things I feel important to pass on. I wanted to help people establish a simple method of sharpening that works very effectively, efficiently and yet does not compromise cut quality. It follows the pattern we use for ripcut sharpening but has a progressive tooth pattern that goes from passive or neutral to a more aggressive presentation of the tooth to the wood. The end result is that in a few minutes your saw is sharp and you can use the same configuration on almost any of your saws from 6″ gents to 22″ panel saws. After that, on large handsaws, you can still use the same pattern of sharpening or you can sharpen rip or fleam cut according to task.
Here is the method we taught through our woodworkingmasterclasses videos in our online broadcast some months back. We have other methods we will expand into as time permits but you will most likely stay with this one. It’s the method I use for all saw makes and types including Disston, Atkins, Veritas, Lie Nielsen, Spear and Jackson, Tyzack, Thomas Flynn, Pax, Crown, Garlick and many others.
I hope that you enjoy my method.