When it comes to honing tools with straight edges, a flat watei-stone works just fine. But for tools like gouges or carving sweeps, I often use a buffing wheel.
J use a hard felt whee! and a honing compound for buffing, see page 35 for sources. The nice thing about tliis type of buffing wheel is that il lias some "give." The felt is soft enough that it will conform to the curved edge of the tool, but not so soft that it rounds over the edge.
To use this method, simply charge the wheel with the compound by holding the stick against it while it's rotating. Then hold the tool against the wheel, see photo. Safety Note: When buffing, always hold the tool pointing down (in the direction of the wheel rotation).
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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.