Yes you can sharpen Schaaf Tools on a CBN wheel. If you are going to use a CBN wheel, we recommend using an 80 grit wheel to a double sided 400/1000 grit diamond stone and from there to a stropping paste. Even though CBN wheels do not overheat your tools like other regular grinding wheels, we recommend using them at a low speed.
We have three sets of gouges - the original 12 piece set, a 7 piece set and a 4 piece fishtail set. There is no overlap between the sets, and they have been put together to compliment each other. You can see all three sets here:
At this time, we only offer the sets as is, although we do replace any individual tools that are defective or have been damaged. Please contact info@schaaftools for details.
Normally, linoleum carving requires a smaller fine cut - a palm tool works very well for linoleum projects. Our tools are suitable for bigger carving projects that require a two handed grip or a mallet.
We recommend putting water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid in a provided spray bottle, it works well as a lubricant for our diamond stone. Even though you can use your diamond stone dry (it won’t harm the diamond), using a lubricant will carry away the materials from your blade as you sharpen.
A subscriber promo code is eligible for your first purchase only. However, if you participate in our monthly Giveaway event, you can get a chance to win a promo code up to 15% off or the big prize, a Schaaf Wood Carving Set of 12, a Schaaf 400/1000 grit diamond sharpening stone and a Schaaf 12 oz mallet. We have attached the link below if you would like to enter your name for this month’s giveaway.
We are continually looking into other tools to add to our product line. If you have specific recommendations for tools you’d like to see us offer in the future, please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharpening your gouges isn’t a difficult or complicated endeavor, and can be cathartic or even enjoyable if you take a little time to learn how to do it right.
If you would like us to send you some sharpening resources, including our Beginner Wood Carving eBook, please contact us at email@example.com
“Sharpen your tools before they get dull. As soon as you feel the crispness of the cut diminishing, take a second to hone the tool, keeping it at its peak performance” Joe Dillet.