Coarse Grey Compound, I know that coarse and sharpening compounds don’t really go together but I use this in my workshop a great deal and a while back brought a small chunk over to Barn Carder when visiting his workshop; a few weeks later he asked for some more. He had reasonably assumed that all grey compounds were the same and had bought some from another supplier, but it didn’t work and ended up in the bin. Unfortunately there is no universal system for grading compounds and even then they do vary greatly between manufacturers . This is a super-aggressive compound and leaves a slightly frosted finish, I find it very useful on the wider bevels found on axes. Use either on suede or directly onto wood. The compound will quickly turn black from the metal particles removed; at this point it is better to scrape it off and reapply a thin new layer rather than keep adding layers. Approx 80g
My favourite compound; all my edges are finished with this compound. It cuts surprisingly quickly but leaves a very fine finish. Use either on suede or directly onto wood. A wooden dowel loaded with compound is excellent for the final sharpen on my curved blades. The compound will quickly turn black from the metal particles removed, at this point it is better to scrape it off and reapply a thin new layer rather than keep adding layers. Approx 70g bar
A jig for grinding bevels on flat-tanged blades. This can be used on a variety of grinders but has been tested extensively with our wraparound table.
This is a wooden-bodied jig with a plastic insert, which will flex to firmly grip a wide range of tangs from less than 1- 3.2mm it will grip tapered tangs as well.
The plastic insert is not resistant to heat so care must be taken not to overheat the blade it is gripping. In practice, if a blade has been heat treated then as long as you keep it below tempering temperatures (which you would be aiming to do) it is unlikely enough heat will be transferred down the tang of the blade to damage the plastic.
Always grind with a finger against the tang of the blade, when it is too hot to be comfortable cool the blade in water before continuing, this is most likely to be an issue if roughing bevels quickly on a blade.
Instruction sheet provided.
Medium blue compound, great compound for removing honing marks, it has an aggressive cut and gives a good edge. Use either on suede or directly onto wood, a wooden dowel loaded with compound is excellent on my curved blades. The compound will quickly turn black from the metal particles removed; at this point it is better to scrape it off and reapply a thin new layer rather than keep adding layers. Approx 80g bar
A mandrel for felts that will allow you to sharpen using a cordless drill, we have had this made to our design. This will take any of the felts we sell., you can repeatedly fit and refit felts so only one is likely to be needed, regardless of how many felts you have.
note- only use in a clockwise rotation or the felt will unscrew, also make sure the felt is rotating away from the edge being sharpened, not into it. Eye protection should be worn when sharpening or polishing with a powertool.
Screw the felt on gently, it will automatically tighten in use
Note: Felt is for illustrative purposes only, must be purchased separately.