|Forum topic by gljacobs||posted 04-19-2011 05:29 AM||939 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-19-2011 05:29 AM
I have been getting pretty familiar with my Lie Neilsen replacement blade and chipbreaker
After having the blade perfectly flat for a bit I wanted to see how cambering the would help those annoying ridges that appear at the edge of every pass.
I started by aligning my iron to 30 degrees(which was a secondary bevel to speed up the honing) and then checked it for square by trying to slip a .0015 feeler gauge under the tip.
All was square so with the camber attachment I just secure the blade tight in the jig and then with my mallet I tapped the blade to one side until I felt the slightest movement, then I checked with the feeler gauge again.
This time the gauge fit only to about a 1/4 of the way down the blade so I hone on my 1000 grit and repeated the process for the reverse side while checking with my square to insure symmetry. Then after producing an adequate camber(.0015 to the center). I continued to hone up the grits until I could see my self in the glint of the tip. I removed the burr on the back and off I planed.
5 minutes one side, 5 minutes the reverse, 10 minutes setting up jig and testing cambering position,
Well from here I haven’t had any problems though I figured, save the cambering attachment, that there’s got to be a faster way to achieve a perfect .001 to .002 camber in less time. So that is my question how do you guy camber for a smoother and what sort of tricks do you use? and how much camber do you put on it?
Also as a side question I was wondering if any of you guy use the method I do in planing a board flat overall with a planer and then flattening it further with a hand plane and then smooth it with the same plane with a lighter setting.