|Forum topic by Dukegijoe||posted 04-02-2010 02:13 AM||1268 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-02-2010 02:13 AM
Okay, I usually send out my plane knives and chisels to be sharpened; let’s just say that i can sharpen a knife, but after a close encounter with a chisel (no blood. just close), I decided it was better to pay somebody who knew what they were doing…
Anyway, so I recently purchased a Veritas MKII sharpening jig,with the intent of learning this on my own. Now as I use it I am running into an issue. When I sharpen it appears that the metal is wearing unevenly. I use the measuring jig provided, and it still wears unevenly. I checked the stones they are flat, and I am only sharpening on the pull stroke. I am maintaining consisten pressure on the center of the edge (the beauty of the MKII is that unless you have teh camfered wheel, even applying pressure on a corner provides very little wear on that one spot… believe me I know as I tried to compensate for the uneven wear).
I had one other person look at it, and she said that it looks like the jig is aligning out of square. I would agree, but when I compensate for what I think is out of square to get a straight line across the bevel, I find that the edge becomes out of square… so I guess the proper thing to do is…
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