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    "Master sharpening and the rest is easy"

    Back in October 2000, Garrett Hack led a handplane tuneup workshop for Triangle Woodworkers at the Cary High School shop. I asked him to sign my copy of his "The Handplane Book" to which he graciously obliged:
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    Now, 18+ years later, I can really appreciate how true his advise was!

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    Re: "Master sharpening and the rest is easy"

    and sharpening is easy...



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    Re: "Master sharpening and the rest is easy"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Davis View Post
    and sharpening is easy...
    Once sharpening techniques are learned, yes , it is easy.

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    Re: "Master sharpening and the rest is easy"

    Sharp tools make *all* the difference. Everything works better when it is sharp.

    Master sharpening and everything else is easy.

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    Re: "Master sharpening and the rest is easy"

    Likewise my copy of his "Classic Hand Tools". Some thing about beautiful NC- still so?

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    Re: "Master sharpening and the rest is easy"

    I think I remember someone on here writing something to the effect that "wood working is 85% metal working" referring to sharpening as the key to success. Turn on a lathe with sharp tools = less time sanding. Saw with a sharp blade = less sanding and straighter cuts. Plane with a sharp iron = better finish and less joint pain. The list goes on...
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    Re: "Master sharpening and the rest is easy"

    Quote Originally Posted by pop-pop View Post
    Back in October 2000, Garrett Hack led a handplane tuneup workshop for Triangle Woodworkers at the Cary High School shop. I asked him to sign my copy of his "The Handplane Book" to which he graciously obliged:
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    Now, 18+ years later, I can really appreciate how true his advise was!
    I, too was in that workshop. I remember Garrett shaping the plane iron on a 3450 RPM bench grinder, with no special grinding wheel. Also remember the metallic taste in our mouths due to so many plane soles being flattened on sand paper. Still use his advice after all these years. Fred Ford was his host for the weekend

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