(3) Grinding a Wood Chisel. To grind a wood chisel, first
square the cutting edge. To do this, hold the chisel at a right
angle to the grinding wheel with the bevel up and move it from side
to side (Figure 222). Dip the chisel in water frequently to avoid
loss of temper. Check the edge with a small square to be sure the
edge is at a right angle to the sides of the blade.
Grinding a chisel cutting edge
(4) Restoring the Bevel. To restore the bevel, readjust the
grinder tool rest to a position that will give the chisel the correct
bevel (usually 30 degrees). Hold the bevel lightly against the wheel
(Figure 223) and grind with the same sidetoside motion used in
squaring the cutting edge. To avoid loss of temper, cool the chisel
by dipping it in water during the sharpening process.
Restoring a bevel chisel cutting edge