Sharpening knives on YouTube

Here is another free video on YT for you to catch up on sharpening your own knives quickly and simply. You can use what’s suggested in the video or you can use fingernail files (the longer ones) that work just as well. Often these use diamonds too!!! You can use this method for any knife […]

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Another Knife I Like

This blog is not saying this knife is better than my Stanley 0-10-0598. It is most likely I will never turn loose of mine now as I love it. Someone wrote to me and pointed out the blades of the Swann Morton knife blades looked very similar to the Stanley blade used in the 0-10-0598 so […]

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My Knife is Unique!

There are probably hundreds of different knives around made, intended or adapted for working wood with and I have made a couple of dozen through the decades that worked just fine. Some of you have noticed that my Stanley Folding Pocket Knife is different than the usual powder coated Stanley I started out espousing as […]

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More Sharpening Knife Notes

From pocket knives to kitchen knives and just about any knife you care to name, a simple method to use is a piece of 3/4” piece of wood on the benchtop and an EZE-Lap diamond paddle. By placing the knife on the piece of wood with the edge just overhanging the edge and placing the […]

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More about your JOINERY knife

More on your knife. Left handed knife I hear often of left and right handed knives and how they aid vertical cutting in woodworking. In general that’s not altogether true. It’s a rare phenomenon that one person can use both hands with equal dexterity  and exactness; that is, most of, left or right handed, cannot […]

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More about your knife

There is more value to a knife than cutting Sellotaped boxes It’s obvious from the emails that not everyone owns a specific joinery knife and is pleasantly surprised at the results in situations they have not seen before. Many obviously do not know that a knife is so intrinsic to general and fine woodworking. This is the sad demise […]

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