On Tue, 6 Nov 2012 12:10:34 -0800 (PST), Stanley Schaefer
Shelton? New at the wood working arent you....<G>
Its very very similar to the Bailey pattern Stanley that I also have
and in fact..Shelton was bought up by Stanley in the 1960s as I
recall..maybe the 1950s.
This one is only about 9" long with a standard flat bottom, while my
bigger Bailey has a corregated bottom.
Mine #9, is the same model as this one
But there are significant differences to the base architecture.
This is the model Bailey I have
I gave 3 others away over the years, all of which are being used just
about daily by serious wood workers.
But I kept the big folding handle draw knife and the smaller
I actually use the small spoke shave with some regularity for many
things. A very handy wood working tool!!
Oh..I also picked up another 8" draw knife, but its fixed handles. ($1
yard sale..3 weeks ago)
Anyone know the proper way to sharpen an 8" draw knife?
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I sharpen my 6" on a diamond hone. Flatten the back, sharpen the
edge, strop, and Bob's yer uncle.
Look up "Scary Sharp" and pretty much forget the coarser grades, under
100. I use 600 and 1200 diamond plates, plus a sheet of 1500 grit of
wetordry paper, and a strop with Lee Valley green chromium dioxide
crayon. I have to be careful waving my freshly sharpened tools around
for fear of splitting atoms with the sharp edge. ;)
And if you find a copy of Leonard Lee's sharpening handbook, buy it.
It's great, too. http://tinyurl.com/btac375
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Have never seen Shelton in any store, ad or online. Estate auctions,
either. If it wasn't Stanley or Bailey(or Craftsman), it wasn't sold
around my part of the country. I've been doing woodworking for at
least 40 years now.
As far as sharpening, I'd use a fine diamond hone plate myself, if I
needed a finer edge, I'd break out the Arkansas stones for finishing.
If you had the planer attachment, probably the Delta wet stone grinder
would work if you just had to have a power tool for sharpening. One
of my really old books showed using something like one of those round
axe-sharpening stones for sharpening a draw knive, this would have
been for doing stuff like debarking logs for houses, though. As long
as you get it sharp and don't get a turned edge doing it, just about
any method will do.
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