Well, this morning I find myself procrastinating about heading out to the shop. I have to join 6 boards together to make a panel. I don’t have a jointer, mostly because I couldn’t jam another machine into my tiny shop if I wanted to. So, I’m going to get out my jack plane and joint the edges by hand. That means I’m going to have to brighten up the plane iron.
I have a set of waterstones, and I made a very good leather strop, but the sad truth is that I find sharpening to be both boring and unpleasantly fiddly. I also have a power sharpener that is basically a low speed horizontal sander sort of similar to a worksharp that seems to do a great job of putting a skewed angle on blades that are supposed to be straight. :-/
So, what are you all doing for a sharpening system, and does it suck like the vacuum of deep space?