Video: How to sharpen carving tools with Olivia O’Connor

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When professional woodcarver Olivia O’Connor says she hardly ever sharpens her tools, it’s because she knows how to keep them sharp.

In this two-part presentation from her monthly Carbatec YouTube woodcarving live-stream, Olivia shows how to sharpen curved and V-shaped gouges as well as a drawknife. Importantly, she also shows how to strop different shapes because that's the key to keeping her tools sharp.

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