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Forum topic by joez posted 12-20-2011 06:39 AM 893 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 12-20-2011 07:06 AM


Consider a manual honing guide and sandpaper on granite slab or 1/2” plate glass.

Unless you are very careful you can really mess up a chisel or plane iron with a grinder. There are many reviews/ forums on manual sharpening devices / procedures on this site that can guide you and save you a lot of money. Once you get your tools sharp it only some touch up needed along the way. Besides ….... you get the pride of saying .. .. l”ook what I did!”

Good luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 06:06 PM

the bevel edge is pretty thick no edge!

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 07:28 PM

I prefer a flat bevel grind over a concave bevel, so I would go with the marble/glass/sandpaper/guide method.

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 05:04 AM

I just ordered the Veritas jig and a blue Norton wheel to go with it. I’ve used my regular grey wheel for some time with no problems but since the blue wheels run cooler why not use them. I bought the Veritas because I have several of their tools (planes, etc) and trust them to make quality accessories.

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