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Forum topic by Edwin posted 02-29-2012 05:17 PM 917 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Edwin

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02-29-2012 05:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sharpening

For the life of me I can’t get the knack of sharpening a plane iron or a lathe gouge.Does
Anybody have a good source for sharpening these???? thanks… Ed

-- Ed Port Republic


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hhhopks

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 06:06 PM

It should be all over here on LJ. Just do a search.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 06:11 PM

Have a view of this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvop_JCfZGI

You dont need the same stones that he uses, you can apply that to anything. (Sandpaper on a piece of plate glass works just as well..

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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lew

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#3 posted 02-29-2012 07:36 PM

Same problem here. Bought a Tormek from http://www.sharptoolsusa.com/ (Farris Machinery)- when they were affordable- solved my problems.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 07:51 PM

sharpening section here

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 02-29-2012 08:46 PM

it might help to describe the process you are using now. And what’s not happening.

There are so many ways of sharpening. I did a blog a while ago. My technique is pretty basic.

Hollow grind with an aluminum oxide wheel.
Make sure its straight and you get a back burr.
MAKE SURE YOU FLATTEN THE BACK OF THE IRON.
Set the iron in a cheap eclipse type jig
Hit a fine stone
Hit the back of the iron
Hit the stone again
Never hit the back of the iron last.
Strop if desired.

Hollow grinding isn’t required, but I think it makes it easier when you’re learning.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Bill White

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 09:24 PM

There is a master’s degree somewhere on sharpening. Everyone has a different idea. Google woodworking tools sharpening. You’ll find more than ya ever want to know. Then, decide what equipment you have/want and go after it.
I have the stupid bench grinder and a Makita horizontal waterstone system. My tools are so sharp that I’ve bought some Kevlar gloves to keep me from killin’ my fingers while I’m workin’ on the tools.
Bill

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NJWiliam

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 09:26 PM

Paul Sellers has videos of his sharpening that is both fast and straightforward.

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