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Woodcarving Tips

Tool Sharpening

#1    Strength   Make sure your tools are always very sharp, with long outside bevels and a small one on the inside, to strengthen the cutting edge. See video #1 for details.
#2    Touch-Ups   Have a buffer or a strap ready for in between touch-ups so that your edge is always at it's sharpest, especially when you work with stringy wood like pine, Phillipine mahogany, and butternut.
#3    Testing   Test your tool for sharpness periodically by cutting cross grain over a piece of scrap pine.

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