Originally Posted by Muleski
I was just pointing out that I learned how to do the "sandpaper thing" from somebody who has done this for a living, at the highest level, for a long time. And while he could just throw out scrapers as soon as they are dull, as many techs do, he chooses not to and uses sandpaper as a fast and easy way to keep them in service. We're all intitled to express our opinions. I do think it's relevant, or I would not have mentioned it.
Sorry Muleski. Bad choice of words. Sometimes though, when some post citing WC tech preferences comes off as a self-validation rather than being a pertinent fact. And, FWIW, I know plenty of high level craftsman that would roll their eyes at any inference that WC techs were the 'discoverers' of how to keep a tool sharp and true.
My favorite WC tech tip is when in a hurry and a base tool was forgotten, a hotel key has been used to set the base bevel.
And hey this is a 'World Cup' scraper sharpener, BTW:
....and all of us are dumb asses and will burn in hell if we do not purchase one of these to keep or plastic scrapers sharp:
A-man, a woodworkers bench vise works well for holding a file, sandpaper or drywall screen an a wood block and helping you maintain a 90° like a table saw fence. Router tables work well, too.