I’ve learned a few things since getting into woodworking. Chiefly amongst those things is sharp fixes everything. For bevel down tools I don’t worry about bevel angles much. I usually grind a 30 degree primary bevel and hone a 35 degree secondary bevel. And, as long as the irons are sharp they work fine. Case in point, I have no problem using my Lie-Nielsen high angle frog 4 1/2 on my shooting board when the iron is sharp. As far as sharpening media goes I like diamond stones for their low maintenance and I find that diamonds sharpen everything. I use a 220 grit extra extra coarse stone, a 1200 grit fine stone and an 8000 grit shapton glass stone to put on a final polish. Prior to starting a new project I like to sharpen everything up so I don’t have to stop working to do so.
First post and some sort of a to do list of things I want to get done before we move to Minneapolis. 2013 has seen some big projects built and finished as well as a lot of smaller items. Boxes and benches and such. So without further ado, the list:
Finish Dad’s cupbopard
Build a new work bench
Build a table for a friend
Queen size bed frame for kids room
Chest of drawers for kids room
Night stand for kids room