So there we were, assorted woodworkers intently listening to the very inspiring words of a very well-known craftsman in his very impressive workshop. Weekend woodworkers, do-it-yourselfers, hobbyists, all there to glean whatever knowledge they could from a true master.
You could learn a lot in a place like this.
That's not to say you should never be productive. But don't overestimate it. You don't want to get crushed by all those things you make...
There's this chisel I have. It was made by a famous Japanese blacksmith (now deceased) in Kaku-uchi (box) style. I think it's beautiful.
Anyway, I sharpen it quite frequently. Always try to do the best job I can. When I'm done it kind of glows...but I'm not really sure how sharp it is.
Sharp enough, I guess.
You might ask why it's done on a schedule. Shouldn't it be sharpened when it's dull? Very astute observation. And you're right. Usually, I don't sharpen chisels until they're dull. But this one is never dull. Because I never use it.