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« on: December 04, 2013, 01:19 PM »
Hi Everyone

I have finally taken the advice from my brother and gone back to lapping techniques for tool sharpening. An article in a UK woodworking magazine helped and the author, Michael Forster, has given me his blessing.

What has really made this work for me is the Veritas honing guide. There are two videos and I have put them in this section as they are effectively a review of the Veritas guide and the abrasives that I show. My Tormek is going on ebay very soon. This is now the only way that I will sharpen tools from now on.

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 01:53 PM »
What are your thoughts about cleaning the oil and grit off the blade between grits?  Do you recommand going another step using leather strop and Honing Compound?
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 01:58 PM »
What are your thoughts about cleaning the oil and grit off the blade between grits?  Do you recommand going another step using leather strop and Honing Compound?

Hi Earl

I do not see cross contamination as a big issue as the oil should allow most of the debris to float away. The use of a strop (my father would have loved that) or honing compound is something that enthusiasts can get into if they wish. I am more than satisfied with the system as shown. This is it for me - no more Tormek

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 02:24 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply.  Your video's have been a big help to me.  I'm also trying to get my "post" count up so I don't hit the spam filter.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 02:56 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply.  Your video's have been a big help to me.  I'm also trying to get my "post" count up so I don't hit the spam filter.
I don't know what the spam filter is - perhaps I have one too - or is it a Monty Python thing ! (They are doing a one off show in London - it sold out in 45 seconds)

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 04:54 PM »
For a long time I thought the SPAM filter was the server that picked the correct sandwich depending on which one you ordered at Spamarama. The choices could be plain, fried, grilled, etc.

There were other ways to enjoy your SPAM including sculpture.



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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 05:28 PM »
Great video.
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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 05:34 PM »
Hi Peter,

Great video! Like you I have tried several different methods for sharpening but I think I may join you and convert back to lapping my edge cutting tools. Couple of quick questions: how often so you need to change the lapping paper? Once stuck to your glass surface, how difficult is it to remove the paper?

Thanks again for all the great videos. I often wonder how you find the time.....

Best regards,

John
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 01:07 AM »
Hi Peter,

Great video! Like you I have tried several different methods for sharpening but I think I may join you and convert back to lapping my edge cutting tools. Couple of quick questions: how often so you need to change the lapping paper? Once stuck to your glass surface, how difficult is it to remove the paper?

Thanks again for all the great videos. I often wonder how you find the time.....

Best regards,

John

Hi John

Thank you for the kind comments.

I have not tested any of the lapping film to destruction. My brother (who has been using this technique for many years) says that it lasts a long time - he is a professional woodworker and wood turning instructor and so his stuff probably gets a hammering. In my small shop I expect one set of film to last at least a year based on every tool having a tickle every 2-4 weeks. The 'tickle' is the key, little and often is the answer.

I have removed both the 3M and Axminster film from the underside of my float glass. It came away okay but some of the sticky membrane was left behind. I used some white spirit, kitchen paper and a scraper to remove that - took seconds. I will probably go for plain (non sticky back) film in future as it does stay put quite well. Sticky back may be essential for lapping the sole of a plane.

Peter

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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 06:55 AM »


Peter, you must continue to be pleased with that new camera.

You are making me think again about oil and water.
I am wondering if instead of petroleum based oils, would industrial canola oil or industrial lanolin (talk of sheep!) be as efficient?

Enjoy those new planes, I have the low angle jack and 4 1/2 smoother.

I read on another post that you are thinking of a video on shellac. I look forward to that.  [smile]
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 07:29 AM »


Peter, you must continue to be pleased with that new camera.

You are making me think again about oil and water.
I am wondering if instead of petroleum based oils, would industrial canola oil or industrial lanolin (talk of sheep!) be as efficient?

Enjoy those new planes, I have the low angle jack and 4 1/2 smoother.

I read on another post that you are thinking of a video on shellac. I look forward to that.  [smile]

I am not sure about other oils - I think I will stick with my light machine oil but the others might be worth a try provided they do not leave any gummy deposit as they dry.

Yes I have bought those two planes as well as the low angle block plane - simply brilliant.

Yes, I will try and do something on French Polishing but it will probably not be until at least February as I have a backlog of video work and a leather top desk to make.

Do let us know if you try different oils.

Peter

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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 10:50 AM »

I have removed both the 3M and Axminster film from the underside of my float glass. It came away okay but some of the sticky membrane was left behind. I used some white spirit, kitchen paper and a scraper to remove that - took seconds. I will probably go for plain (non sticky back) film in future as it does stay put quite well. Sticky back may be essential for lapping the sole of a plane.

Peter

I haven't used lapping film but I've used self adhesive abrasives for years for flattening small parts (especially metal) with widely varying results. Turns out the reason fro the variation is the adhesive not the abrasive. A lumpy layer of adhesive means only the hight spots of the abrasive do any work. Of the brands I've used 3M was the best by far.

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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2013, 01:28 PM »
Hi Michael

That is an interesting observation. When I ordered the stuff that I used I assumed that adhesive backing was essential for good results. In the second video I discovered that adhesives are not required. I will try some more grit sizes without glue and report back.

Many thanks.

Peter

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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 04:32 PM »
PSA abrasives work well for flattening parts with a large contact area but the soft adhesive
would be a problem when trying to get a fine edge on a chisel or plane blade.

A stiff film back would reduce the tendency of the abrasive to go concave under the pressure of the tool edge
but it's better to avoid the soft adhesive entirely.

So, I wonder if the non-adhesive lapping film sticks better to a non-porous surface (glass) or a porous surface like granite?

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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013, 01:55 PM »
Excellent videos - great content.  I have the small honing guide you showed at the start and have been pretty pleased.  I do however see a better honing guide at some point in the future.

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« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2013, 03:31 PM »
Excellent videos - great content.  I have the small honing guide you showed at the start and have been pretty pleased.  I do however see a better honing guide at some point in the future.

Hi Davee,

I did not realise how my cheap and cheerful honing guide was letting me down. Now that I think back I am sure that it is the reason that I gave up my early attempts at lapping and went for the Tormek. My problem now is my wrists (arthritickyness - the spell checker hates that) and so there is now no way that I can control a honing guide with such a narrow support wheel. If you can try one do so and you will not turn back.

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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2013, 02:30 PM »
Awesome video as always Peter.

You have read my mind. I have some chisels that need sharpening. Once i find a place to put them in my small shop. I will be sharpening them.

Looks like i will be taking a trip to Axminster soon.

 You have just talked me out of a Tormac

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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2013, 02:57 PM »
Awesome video as always Peter.

You have read my mind. I have some chisels that need sharpening. Once i find a place to put them in my small shop. I will be sharpening them.

Looks like i will be taking a trip to Axminster soon.

 You have just talked me out of a Tormac

You need to check that they have the kit in stock - you might need to try Brimarc.

Do you know anybody who wants to buy a Tormek? I need to sell mine quick to pay for a new bit of kit!

Peter

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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2013, 03:24 PM »
http://www.workshopheaven.com/tools/Scary_Sharpening.html

These has a range from 100micron to 0.3 micron

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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2013, 06:39 PM »
This is pretty neat, the Work Sharp 3000:


I actually like this guy's videos a lot. Good reviews, I especially like his safety video for table saws where he almost cuts off his fingers trying to demonstrate how dangerous they can be when they kick back.

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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2013, 02:17 PM »
Thank you Peter for another wonderful video!  I've been lapping with the cheap guide for some time; and always thought the results were very good, but your recommendation prompted me to act.  For those of us who can't wait for a show to purchase the Veritas guide, Woodcraft.com in the U.S. has it on sale today, US59.99, along with a discount coupon.  The coupon doesn't apply to the guide (sale item), but you can use it for a supply of 3M lapping film or the Veritas camber roller.  Not sure how long the sale will last.

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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2013, 09:10 PM »
Sale is stated to run to Dec 24th.
Lots of stuff

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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2013, 03:29 AM »
Dear Peter,

Many thanks for yet another excellent video.  As a result of this one I have bought the beautiful Veritas Guide from Axminster and Diamond Films from Lee Valley (although shipping, since they sent them in a box, cost nearly as much as the films themselves!).

Yesterday I started reclaiming an old and battered chisel, using the guide on a stone.  I'm a bit alarmed at how the brass roller has picked up debris from the stone, and is now quite rough.  The debris seems to be embedded in the brass, and won't just wipe off.  Is this normal?  Like an earlier poster, I a bit concerned if some of these grains come off on the diamond films.  Any ideas?

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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2013, 04:44 AM »
Dear Peter,

Many thanks for yet another excellent video.  As a result of this one I have bought the beautiful Veritas Guide from Axminster and Diamond Films from Lee Valley (although shipping, since they sent them in a box, cost nearly as much as the films themselves!).

Yesterday I started reclaiming an old and battered chisel, using the guide on a stone.  I'm a bit alarmed at how the brass roller has picked up debris from the stone, and is now quite rough.  The debris seems to be embedded in the brass, and won't just wipe off.  Is this normal?  Like an earlier poster, I a bit concerned if some of these grains come off on the diamond films.  Any ideas?

Andrew
Hi Andrew

I have used my guide on an oil stone and my diamond stone as well as with the lapping film but have had no adverse pick-up of debris. My brass roller is a little dull which is to be expected. I cannot understand how your roller has become embedded with stone debris. I know that Rob Lee is a keen FOG contributor and he is bound to spot your comment. I imagine he is quite a busy chap and it is Christmas but I am sure that he will either comment on this thread or PM you.

Peter

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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2013, 09:20 AM »
Many thanks, Peter.

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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2013, 09:01 AM »
Dear Peter,

Many thanks for yet another excellent video.  As a result of this one I have bought the beautiful Veritas Guide from Axminster and Diamond Films from Lee Valley (although shipping, since they sent them in a box, cost nearly as much as the films themselves!).

Yesterday I started reclaiming an old and battered chisel, using the guide on a stone.  I'm a bit alarmed at how the brass roller has picked up debris from the stone, and is now quite rough.  The debris seems to be embedded in the brass, and won't just wipe off.  Is this normal?  Like an earlier poster, I a bit concerned if some of these grains come off on the diamond films.  Any ideas?

Andrew

Hi Andrew -

This should not pose a problem....

I've been using various brass roller guides for more than 25 years, and have not had an issue.

Grit cross contamination can occur many differnt ways - you can even transfer grit from your fingertips. Wipe down the roller before moving to a new grit/ stone. Also - flush your lapping films/stones when done. That should keep it all to a minimum.

Cheers -

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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2013, 12:28 PM »
Many thanks, I'll follow your guidelines and see how it goes.

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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2014, 12:42 PM »
A quick update - I switched to using Hermes Abrasive films on a glass plate and the roller has cleaned up of it own accord.  Perhaps my silicon carbide stone was faulty and just shedding bits too easily.  I've sharpened a number of tools now and really like the Veritas gauge.

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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2014, 07:18 AM »
This is an aptly timed video Peter.
Was contemplating the Tormek.

Now the only way is Veritas - and save myself some £££. Win Win situation.

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« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2014, 07:31 AM »
This is an aptly timed video Peter.
Was contemplating the Tormek.

Now the only way is Veritas - and save myself some £££. Win Win situation.

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« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2014, 07:55 AM »
Don't do it! Tormek is still very handy for grinding a primary bevel. Albeit an expensive way!

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« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2014, 08:49 AM »
Don't do it! Tormek is still very handy for grinding a primary bevel. Albeit an expensive way!

I take your point but how often will that need to happen? Once sharp the tools only need a quick visit to the lapping station - job done.

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« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2014, 09:30 AM »
I think it depends on how you use your tools. I'm obviously a little less careful and will often ding the edge and need to regrind. Plus you'll still need to grind back your honing at some stage. You can do that on the lapping plate buy fairly slowly. I also sometimes will change my primary bevel angle. Even the Tormek can be slow on that!

Also I know if I ever sell something, I'll definitely need it shortly afterwards!

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« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2014, 10:34 AM »
Thanks for the video.  I recently acquired one of the Veritas guides myself... nice to see how somebody else uses it (the right way).   :)

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« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2014, 10:52 AM »
Thanks for the video.  I recently acquired one of the Veritas guides myself... nice to see how somebody else uses it (the right way).   :)

It is an excellent piece of kit. We can get quite a bit of the Lee Valley equipment here in the UK but I often find myself wishing that I was back in Canada again. I have 3 of the planes and they are superb. If I have had a tough day in the workshop I sometimes just take out the low angle jack and do a random shave or two just to cheer myself up.

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« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2014, 09:00 PM »
I don't know? But my Tormeck sharpens my 6" jointer blades, my 7" William and Hussey straight blades, my friends 13" Rockwell blades, my finger nail gouges to a scary sharpness. Problem is if I buy the drill bit attachment I'll have over $2000.00 into it and it is still slow but results are very,very good. Guess you need both. MARK
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« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2014, 02:53 AM »
Received my Veritas MkII yesterday. Just missing the really fine paper as Axminster is out.

But I've got to say, it's as easy as Peter displays in the video to setup and sharpen. Well that's a bit of a lie, took a bit longer on some tools as I first had to reset an angle on the stone. But the Veritas saved me a lot of time by being so accurate and the length of the roller really helped.

One thing I did with the Axminster paper, as it's sticky, is peel back an 1" and stick that down. Then used the roller on the guide to make sure it had no air bubbles as I peeled the rest back.
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« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2014, 01:28 AM »
I recently took a course on plane sharpening with a local Woodworkers Guild I belong to.
The instructor sourced stone/granite counter top pieces and adhesive backed sandpaper through 600 grit (2 3/4" wide rolls, very convenient). After flattening the toe/heel/mouth of the plane sole, then cleaning up the frog to sole contact areas, we worked through ~1500 grit paper (above 600 on a flattened granite plate).

I too had that $15 (on sale price of $10) little jig you opened with. I confirmed that it indeed is not square along the straight side of the clamp (with the roller). I ended up with a skew edged plane iron -- one person in our seminar had he original Lee and another the version you demonstrated. Both look very useful -- and are money well spent over the $10 rolling junker.

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« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2014, 02:03 AM »
I received my  veritas honing guide two weeks ago and all I can say is wow it's quick and just with a diamond stone I got the sharpest chisels and planes I everhad

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« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2014, 02:29 AM »
The Veritas honing guide really is worth the money - anything that helps to protect your investment (in chisels and planes), helps save your time, produces stunning results and is a pleasure to use must be worth it.

Peter

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« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2014, 05:17 AM »
Hello Peter - excellent videos.

Some time ago I bought a knife sharpening tool and the manufacturers recommendation for the "lubricant" was that it was not there to lubricate but to wash away the debris and it was important, especially on oilstones, to use something that would not dry out and clog the abrasive.

Their recommendation was a mixture of kerosene and neatsfoot oil in a ratio of 1 to 2. I have been using this mixture in my sharpening and it works extremely well. It will even restore old clogged up stones to like new.

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« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2014, 06:16 AM »
Now that is a great tip - as long as you can find that oil.

Peter

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« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2014, 06:22 AM »
The oil is commonly used on leather goods such as saddles and bridles as a softer. Should be readily available at any store that supplies the horse trade.

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« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2014, 10:41 AM »
The drill attachment for the Tormek is a must have IMHO.

There's a vast difference between drill sharp and Tormek
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« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2014, 11:24 AM »
I have a Tormek with almost every attachment and extra. I keep forgetting to put it on ebay as I have not touched it since starting the lapping method. Anyone in the UK interested send me a PM !

Peter

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« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2014, 01:20 AM »
Thanks again, Peter. I was thinking I was the only person that learned to lap and used a micro bevel on the backside of my tools. I was taught back in the late 70's by an art teacher at college. He also taught me Euro casework and design. He was a wonder person. Brent

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« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2014, 01:35 AM »
Thanks again, Peter. I was thinking I was the only person that learned to lap and used a micro bevel on the backside of my tools. I was taught back in the late 70's by an art teacher at college. He also taught me Euro casework and design. He was a wonder person. Brent

I think I may have mentioned it in the film, my late brother (he was still with us when I made the film) encouraged me to do it a long time ago but I was let down by a rubbish honing guide. The Veritas one has changed all that.

Peter

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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2014, 02:42 PM »
Thx for the good review/advice/discussion. Sharpening was an area where I was a novice at best. Now I am also lighter in my wallet....

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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2014, 02:49 PM »
Do not worry, Fartyslaterbas, you know it makes sense.

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« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2014, 02:52 PM »
Do not worry, Fartyslaterbas, you know it makes sense.

Peter

Lol.   [big grin]

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« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2014, 03:14 PM »
Do not worry, Fartyslaterbas, you know it makes sense.

Peter

Lol.   [big grin]

Oops...next time I will do a cut and paste - I am doing this to help keep Peter H's spirits up !

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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2014, 03:50 PM »
Good one, although this one does not show up in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe. Don't forget your towel.....

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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2014, 04:45 PM »
Good one, although this one does not show up in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe. Don't forget your towel.....
I have every episode on CD - I have my towel, The Book and I remember the Ford Prefect before Douglas got his hands on it.

Anyway, this is for Peter H - many thanks Barfyslackass. Slartibartfass Slartibartfast won an award for Norway.

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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2014, 04:48 PM »
I know about the "t"at the end. Unfortunately when I first started using the name online a long time ago the first time registering the correct version was already taken. So I changed it to "fass" at the end which is a wordplay in German for (beer) barrel.....

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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2014, 09:16 PM »
Mr. Parfitt:

Thanks to you, I was at our local FleetFarm this weekend (a farm/hunting/tool store) and picked up a small container of pure Neetsfoot oil to use for sharpening. Now I need to get the honing guide.

I think this is the smallest amount of money that you and your posts have ever cost me!

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Trying to be one of the most helpful members on the FOG.

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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2014, 01:17 AM »
I know about the "t"at the end. Unfortunately when I first started using the name online a long time ago the first time registering the correct version was already taken. So I changed it to "fass" at the end which is a wordplay in German for (beer) barrel.....
Please forgive me for making fun of the name - I thought that it looked odd and must confess that I had to check whether it really was an "s" or a "t" at the end. So beer barrel it is then.

Cheers.

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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2014, 01:23 AM »
Mr. Parfitt:

Thanks to you, I was at our local FleetFarm this weekend (a farm/hunting/tool store) and picked up a small container of pure Neetsfoot oil to use for sharpening. Now I need to get the honing guide.

I think this is the smallest amount of money that you and your posts have ever cost me!

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...they always shoot the messenger !

If it helps to prepare you, the kit in the video that I am working on now will cost you about £500 but the video that follows will only cost you £15 and some workshop scrap.

Maybe there should be a hardship fund for Festool addicts.

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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2014, 03:56 PM »
Peter, no offense taken. Actually found it quite hilarious. As always the answer to all you questions is 42.

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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2014, 04:14 PM »
Peter, no offense taken. Actually found it quite hilarious. As always the answer to all you questions is 42.
It was a bit of fun. I am very impressed with you sign off line or whatever it is called - the links really work. Excellent. If you ever come to England we must get together for a beer - and discuss lapping techniques of course.

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Re: Razor Sharp Tools - Lapping Technique Videos
« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2014, 04:18 PM »
Next time I'm in London I'll let you know. Been to the UK already twice this year on business. Thought about the signature line discussion and thought to do something useful. Dusted off my old HTML coding skills. At JFK on my way to Munich (Octoberfest). Malte