How Do You Sharpen A Carving Tool?
Woodcarving is a hobby and revenue-producing craft for many artisans all over the world. As such, many carving tools of all shapes and sizes are manufactured to produce various types of cuts and grooves. Over time these tools become worn and dulled and require sharpening maintenance. Sharpening a carving tool is a little different than sharpening an ordinary knife as knives have straight edges and most carving tools are curved or beveled. Sharpening carving tools can be a very simple process with a few basic instructions to follow. To start removing nicks, push the blade against the coarse-grain stone along its length, holding the knife at an angle of no more than 10 degrees. Repeat this as necessary to remove all nicks and return the tool to its appropriate beveled state. Repeat step 1 with a fine-grade smoothing stone until a minimal burred area is visible on the business end of the carving tool. A burr is a slight visible rough area formed when sharpening metal. Take the leather str