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Forum topic by Alonso posted 01-07-2010 03:16 AM 1542 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-07-2010 03:16 AM

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OK guys so I got the side clamping honing guide from woodcraft a few months ago, I never need it until now that I’m on the plane restoration process, can anyone explain me how to set the iron blade properly to get the right angle?

I do see some information on the side of the guide but what does it exactly mean by “projection”
I’m guessing that should be the distance of the edge of the blade to the front edge of the guide, I am right?

Please I will appreciate any help you can provide me


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#1 posted 01-07-2010 03:23 AM

Acheiving a certain angle is not so important – just eyeball it. What IS important is being consistant. You can do this by making stopblocks on a piece of plywood. You will use these as a register everytime you set the iron in the jig.

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 05:15 AM

Probably how far the blade projects out from the guide, most likely measured on the back of the blade.

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