V Tool Sharpening 1

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I will go out to the shop today, kiss all of my v-tools, and tell them how much I love them. Thanks for adding this series of V-tool sharpening videos.

In a fit of false economy, I purchased a veetool off Ebay, which was admittedly reported as damaged by the seller.
By the bevel, it appears that it (she?) Was allmost brandnew , and had been dropped onto an unforgiving surface keel first. Being as she is, the largest of her breed, a 22mm #11 Pheil 60degree, this weight of metal hitting the floor resulted in a 2mm deep chip, right where the keel blends into (her) left flut and leaving her looking like she had lost in a bar fight.
Would you recommend trueing up the whole veetool or just carry on with re-cutting the keel, and tending the left flut, and matching up the right squentialy?

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) August 14, 2022 at 9:09 am

It all depends on how bad is the damage. Trueing up is probably the best idea.

(that was #12/ 21mm)

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) August 13, 2022 at 8:21 am

Trueing up first is a good idea. Otherwise, it will bug you all the time.

and getting the tool squared off would give a strong starting point… makes good sense!
My thanks for your time

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) August 14, 2022 at 9:07 am

Absolutely, no problem!

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