Ok, I think its sharp enough

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Blog entry by marcb posted 05-07-2008 08:23 AM 699 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch


And that was only up to 600 grit, and just the corner catching my finger. Went to brush some dust off and slice!

Today turned into sharpening day. I got out of work early and after grilling out I went to work on my jointer blade. 25 degrees was achieved so I pulled out the other grits and started my way through them. I didn’t look hard enough before going to work and during testing I think the blade is still a little curved. So I’ll have to start back down low again and redo it.

While the paper was out I decided to rehone all my other plane irons, then went and got out the chisels. I brought everything through 1000 grit (all my glass would hold at one go) Everything is nice and shiney now. If I have some extra time tomorrow I’ll bring them up through 2000+.

This does point out to me that I need a bench however. Testing the jointer out with a piece of wood clamped in a 4” bench vise (not the wood kind) is not fun.

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#1 posted 05-07-2008 01:25 PM

Ouch!!! What an appropriate post with the emphasis on safety that is going on!! I would say you have gotten the blade sharp. It is a challenge to use hand planes without a bench. Sounds like you have mentally committed to a woodworking project to me.

Have fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-07-2008 03:24 PM

One consolation – the sharper it is, the less it hurts!

-- Eric at

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#3 posted 05-07-2008 05:41 PM

You got that right Eric!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 05-08-2008 02:16 AM

Strange though, the little cuts seem to hurt the most.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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