Sharpen Up or Shut Up

Christopher Schwarz on sharp handtools. As always blunt entertainment.

Nothing to do with the meat of the article but here’s the argument to remember when encountering someone holding a grudge against sharpening jigs:

While honing guides are mocked by some woodworkers, don’t listen. It’s a jig to hold a cutter at a certain angle – just like a handplane is a jig to hold a cutter at a certain angle. What’s the difference? – Christopher Schwarz

I find the sharper my tools’ edges the more fun I have in the workshop.

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