I like to keep you up to date on developments where I might change my point of view on things through time and testing. A simple tool I ave come to rely on more on more, especially at the bench, is my diamond hone. I use it almost every day now for sharpening tools including even…

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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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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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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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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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Knives often seem problematic to many both in the holding of them at the right bevel angle and to maintain bevel angle consistency. I have made different types of guides and jigs for students to use because of this but generally freehand my own because it’s quicker and I can. With this jig we hold…

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I am not the first to do this and I will not be the last Perhaps it is to our shame, but consumerism has rendered good knives like this to become obsolete by fashion on the one hand and an inability for most men and women to sharpen their own knives on the other. t’s…

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Here’s how I now sharpen the blade of the folding knife I use in my daily work. I am something of a fanatic about sharpness and this method works with all thin-bladed knives that have straight edges like these. You can change the angle to any you want but I like the 11-degree used by…

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I think all too often we want a one-size-fits-all tool we can suit to every task without compromise. I confess that’s how I see certain tools, for the main part anyway. Every so often I discover a new tool, use it for a while, even fall in love with it for reasons known and unknown,…

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