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Troubleshooting Chisel Sharpening Mistakes


Chisel needs honing

Honing marks show more on one side of the bevel than the other.

Narrow chisels (1/4 - 1/2") present a small contact area between the bevel and the stone, making it hard to keep the blade flat as you hone. Use a honing guide or practice first on wide chisels to develop a routine before moving on to narrow ones.

How to Use a Chisel

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