Using honing compound to hone chisels



For final honing of edge tools so as to get a super-sharp edge, I use Veritas’ green honing compound on a leather strop.

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I previously used this on my axes, but I have started to use it on my plane blades and chisels after sharpening with waterstones to 8000 grit. The difference is noticeable and the whole process takes a matter of seconds.

You don’t need to use a honing guide and the compound itself only costs $12 or thereabouts.

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