Sharpening A Chisel
Two tools I need very early on in the workshop were a plane and a few chisels. I managed to get hold of both but they were all blunt and the plane slightly rusty.
I'v never really been satisfied with the outcome of hand sharpening with a stone, I don't think I really have the knack so decided to make a jig from off cuts.
I started making the carrier for the stone by sharpening the tools enough by hand to be 'usable'
The internet suggested between 25 and 30 degrees with 30 being more robust. The plane blade was stamped '25' so I opted for between the two when cutting the tool holder just incase I deviated when cutting by hand. A few degrees off 27.5 degrees wouldn't be an issue I assumed.
The tool carrier is quite a loose fit over the slightly protruding stone and my next job I think is to stop it rubbing on the side of the stone.