|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 05-05-2012 10:29 PM||1439 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
05-05-2012 10:29 PM
I’ve lately gotten into hand planes. I only have a couple, but I can make curly chips with the best of you. I have been using an ancient stone to sharpen my blades, but I have one blade that needs to be completely ground down to a good clean edge. It has several level spots on the cutting edge which bring it through several angles. This is not good.
What I want to do is come up with a system, at little to no cost, for grinding and sharpening my blades.
Here’s what I’m considering.
I’m looking for a hand crank grinder that mounts on any bench. This will be the grinder. with it I can put a good clean edge on the cutting side of the blade. I’ll need some sort of jig to hold it at the proper angle.
Next I think I’ll invest in a 1000 stone and use my TS as a guide with a jig, and cut a block of wood at the proper angle, then clamp the wood to the blade and use the jig to run the blade over the stone in the slot on my TS.
Is the grinder a good investment?
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