|Forum topic by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 06-24-2008 04:43 AM||987 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-24-2008 04:43 AM
I have pretty much restored an old plane I found that belonged to my dad. I have sharpened the blade using sandpaper and a flat marble slab to 2000# and it cuts a nice shaving. However, for each pass I make with the plane, I leave two gouges, one at the right end of the blade and one at the left. Having researched on the web, I guess I should have cambered (tapered?) the blade while sharpening, or some such thing. My question now is – do I need to go back to the beginning and resharpen from about 220# to achieve the thisr? From what I read, I guess it doesn’t need to be a lot of taper, just .001 or so, right?
Thanks for your advice.
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