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#1 posted 2674 days ago

It looks way to easy….I spent hours yesterday resharpening two planes and one chisle yesterday. I am so bad at sharpening, it seems to take me hours to get where some people get in seconds. I think I need to take a class somewhere.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#2 posted 2674 days ago

Are you trying to sharpen the full bevel? I’ll check the video later.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 2674 days ago

Wayne

That’s not me in the video.

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#4 posted 2674 days ago

I was asking about how you do it. I have not had time to watch the video. I was wondering if you used a secondary (or micro) bevel. Also, are you flattening and polishing the back?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 2673 days ago

A couple of things about the video. They are starting with a high quality blade, that has a very flat back to start with. The person in the video also has lots of skill.

They established a hollow grind, then created a micro bevel using a diamond stone, then finished up using an oil stone.

I use a honeing guide. A bit more accurate if you do not do it every day. Do you using a honing guide?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 2673 days ago

I use the Veritas Mark II. Absolutely well worth the money, if you ask me.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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#7 posted 2673 days ago

Ditto, I use the same Jig.

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