The Problem All of my plane irons have a bevel. Presumably it is close to the original 25-degree angle. But after flattening the backs, the next step, grinding and honing the bevel, wasn’t working. The problem I was having seemed to ...
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I recently bought used Stanley planes #3, #5, #7. I think only the #5 had ever been properly sharpened, as I could see the factory grinding marks. I doubt the #7 has ever been used. The #3 in particular had problems: pits and scratches in the...
I bought a sheet-metal workbench at a yard sale down the block in 1998. For $10, the guy helped me carry it down the block and into the basement. It was 48” wide by 24” deep by about 34” high. The metal base had a little rust....
Turning a New Burr on a Scraper In the sharpening class, he also taught how to sharpen and use a scraping card, using a burnisher, flat file, and 1000 / 2500 sandpaper. He had people bring new scraper cards to class, remove the bur, and pull a...
How high a grit one should one use when sharpening? Some people sharpen with a 1000/8000 water stone. There are 12000 and even higher grit stones out there – though I have learned that the grit rating scheme is not always consistent, so that a 120...