I read this chisel sharpening post by Paul Sellers and it made a lot sense to me – fast, simple, cheap (-ish) and very effective. While I’m too anal to use a convex bevel (stropping will create a tiny one, a roundish secondary bevel) and prefer to “skate” sharpen, my techniques have evolved to include most of what he does. And sharpening gouges will probably take me the rest of the way.
- Nipple spear take 2. Got smart and copied the commercial version. Learned a few things about work holding, the bulbous end fits both a collet and a center. On a manual lathe you flip it couple of times. Two tapers.Spoke spear - for digging nipples out of a puddle of linseed oil and putting them in a deep(ish) dish rim socket. Serrations really help retain the nipple. No idea of the angle, just stuck a shim under the front of the spinner and ground away.