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#1 posted 06-04-2007 07:45 AM

Not exactly on topic, but I sharpened my three planes yesterday. I have a guide that secures the angle. Not sure what angle it is, however. Anyways, I have never even remotely gotten a shaving when using a plane. THe plane would mostly “chatter” and skip down the wood. Now that they are sharp, I got shavings without effort. The was very gratifying! I was in the shop about 4 hours after that and kept turning for a plane for this or that. So, setup is paramount!

Now if I could only get a good burr on my card scraper. I have seen how to sharpen these numerous times. Pretty simple, right? Not for me apparantly. I used a screwdriver as a burnisher. The card was squared prior to trying to get the burr. I hold the screwdriver at a 15degree angle and stroke the scraper that is in the vise. I think I should just buy a burnisher.
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