How to Sharpen a Chisel using Waterstones and a DMT Dia-Flat Lapping Plate


Morton provides a thorough run-through of one way to sharpen your chisels using a grinder, a set of Norton waterstones, and a DMT Dia-Flat lapping plate. This process gives a hollow-grind to the bevel of the chisel (on the grinder), making it easier to reference on the waterstones. The waterstones are kept dead-flat using the DMT Dia-Flat diamond lapping plate.

Find more information and purchase a waterstone at Highland Woodworking:
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/waterstones.aspx
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/waterstonesharpening.aspx

Check out the DMT Dia-Flat Lapping Plate:
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/dmt-dia-flat-lapping-plate.aspx

More Sharpening Tools at Highland Woodworking
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/sharpening-tools.aspx

Wondering why your plane or chisel isn’t working? Read about fixing it up at the Highland Woodworking Blog:

The Plane Facts: Why Doesn’t This Plane/Chisel Work Like It Should??