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Forum topic by Polock2 posted 05-24-2012 01:20 PM 792 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-24-2012 01:20 PM

I have an old blade from a wooden jointer hand plane and it looks like it was sharpened on a grinding wheel. The bevel is not straight but bowed. It is also convex. Is it best to leave it that way or should it be straight accross? I am not very good at hand sharpening and use a veritas II to do my sharpening. Any ideas????

Thanks Jerome

-- Jerome


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#1 posted 05-24-2012 01:50 PM

Some of my planes are ground with a “camber” which is what you have.
Google woodworking plane sharpening. You’ll find an entire world of opinions (some conflicting) about sharpening. Then, you’ll get a headache ‘cause ya won’t know who to believe.
The process can get entirely too complex if ya let it.
As in all things involved with wood craft, practice is the teacher, and just because a tool may be new, it probably isn’t sharp. Took me a while to understand this basic truth.
Bill

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#2 posted 05-24-2012 04:38 PM

Thanks Bill!!!!!

-- Jerome

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#3 posted 05-24-2012 04:44 PM

It might be a jack plane, but if not I’d use a stationary belt sander with 60 grit to even the 25 degree angle out then take it to the TS and use sandpaper from 120 to 500 to put an edge on it.

Jack plane blades arent straight across but curve a bit on the end. It can be ground down to whatever you want though. Just don’t let it get too hot while sanding it and the metal will stay hard.

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#4 posted 05-24-2012 04:53 PM

Thanks Russell!!!!

-- Jerome

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