Want to get a chisel razor sharp in 30 seconds or less? This masterclass will talk you through everything you need to know when sharpening a chisel to make your woodworking as enjoyable and accurate as possible.

Providing you know the sharpening basics explained in this video, this process is extremely simple and easy.

Topics covered include:
Introduction 0:22
Geometry 1:38
Honing Guides 6:53
Grinding 12:44
Honing 18:55
Lapping 24:11
Stropping 27:51
Testing 30:11

If you want to see this lesson in full, please visit my FREE Online Woodworking School:

How To Sharpen a Chisel


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My name is Matt Estlea, I’m a 24 year old Woodworker from Basingstoke in England and my aim is to make your woodworking less s***.

I come from 5 years tuition at Rycotewood Furniture Centre with a further 1 year working as an Artist in Residence at the Sylva Foundation. I now teach City and Guilds Furniture Making at Rycotewood as of September 2018.

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I also had 5 years of experience working at Axminster Tools and Machinery where I helped customers with purchasing tools, demonstrated in stores and events, and gained extensive knowledge about a variety of tools and brands. I discontinued this at the start of 2019 to focus solely on video creation and teaching.

During the week, I film woodworking projects, tutorials, reviews and a viewer favourite ‘Tool Duel’ where I compare two competitive manufacturers tools against one another to find out which is best. I also have a Free Online Woodworking School which you should definitely check out!


I like to have a laugh and my videos are quite fast paced BUT you will learn a lot, I assure you.

Lets go make a mess.

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