Scary sharp

Scary sharp

Scary sharp is a method of sharpening woodworking tools with sandpaper instead of conventional methods of oilstone or waterstone sharpening. The sandpaper is glued to plate glass or another hard, flat substrate to create the sharpening surface.

A sharpening method using sandpaper was passed down through apprenticeship woodworking programs as early as the 1950s - 1960s.Fact|date=April 2007 Some who? believe that it pre-dates World War II.

ee also

* Woodworking
* Sharpening
* Sharpening jig

External links

* [ Early Usenet rec.woodworking posting on Scary Sharp] (1995)
* [ another instance of the same, with commentary and condensed version]
* [ Article on the technique in Fine Woodworking Magazine] (2000)
* [ Sandpaper sharpening demonstration video]

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