WorkSharp DMT Diamond

Today’s video came up in my YouTube subscription feed, recently:

There’s also the full review of this system, over at New Woodworker.com.

This looks like an excellent solution for owners of the Work Sharp system. These Magna-Discs do appear to be available from Rutlands, for those of us in the UK. It’s just a shame that the initial outlay is so steep… But, if they last as long as the claims (fifty-times a standard abrasive disc?!) then, it’s got to be worth the investment for any tradesman or professional who uses their tool sharpener on a daily basis.

It’s the use of magnetic technology that really appeals to me. Could this be the future for abrasive discs? If only they can find a way to reduce the costs… I know that not everyone gets along well with the velcro hook-and-loop attachments. I’ve come across posts where woodworkers say that the backing pads on their sanders have lost their grip, for example (it’s not uncommon).

Thanks for looking.

Veritas Small Blade Holder

As mentioned briefly in my previous post, I recently purchased Veritas’ Small Blade Holder from Rutlands, which is designed to solve the common problem applying the right amount of pressure to a small blade or iron when sharpening or honing. I don’t know about you but, I’ve always struggled to get a good edge on spokeshave blades unless they’re crudely fitted in to a slot cut in to the end of a length of 2x2in, for example. So, I was waiting eagerly for this product to arrive; to see if it would solve all those other issues. Veritas are renown for producing top-quality goods with a hint of innovation and it’s claimed that these holders will fit in to a honing guide for repeat angles and accuracy…

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