|Forum topic by juicegoose||posted 07-15-2010 02:41 PM||839 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-15-2010 02:41 PM
So I haven’t truly tuned up my low angle lee neilson block plane since buying it. Last night i went about the process of at least giving the blade a good sharpening. My process was as follows
First flatten the back with a diamond stone then the bevel on the same diamond stone. (It pains me to say but yes the blade wasn’t completly flat at the tip but the diamond stone fixed it)
Then onto 800 grit wet stone until i had a even semi polished line at the tip (viewed from back)
I then turned to my 1000 grit wet stone and was able to get a nice high gloss mirror shine on the both back and bevel.
This is where the good stops. I wasn’t able to ever get the plane iron to turn a wire edge. The blade got sharp enough to shave a spot on my monkey leg but no wire edge.
Can anyone tell me what I might be not doing or doing wrong?