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Fast Sandpaper Sharpening

It's tough to beat the sandpaper method of sharpening, shown on page 12 of Woodsmith No. 165, for convenience and ease. It's also a pretty inexpensive way to keep your tools honed. Check with your local glass dealer to find a good piece of 1/4" plate (or float) glass. Also, if you can't find all the grits of the wet/dry silicon-carbide sandpaper in your hardware store, go to an auto parts store -- they'll usually have a good supply.

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