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Chris Wright

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#1 posted 05-21-2010 06:19 PM

I’ve sharpened chisels and plane irons for years without any guide for honing. If you’re the type of woodworker who puts a micro bevel on their tools, then a guide will almost certanly be needed. Having the correct grind on your tool is the first key step. Once that’s achieved then all you need to do is rest the bevel on your abrasive surface (stone or sandpaper) and use moderate pressure near the edge to keep the tool flat and draw the tool back, and before you know it your tool is sharp. If the grind is right, and with some practice you can have a chisel or plane iron ready to cut in a few minutes.

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