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Forum topic by ScottStewart posted 12-30-2013 03:45 AM 696 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ScottStewart

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12-30-2013 03:45 AM

How do you sharpen them? I have a Stanley #6, and the blade will just fit on my Shapton pro stones. I was leaning toward a LN #8 when the bonus checks come next year, but I think the blade would be too wide for my stones. I could probably get around it sharpening one side, then the other, then the center with my eclipse jig, but I would like to know how you guys do it that have one.

Thanks,

Scott


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#1 posted 12-30-2013 05:19 AM

Hi Scott,I use the side sharpening technique ,and shapton stones,I don’t know why woodworkers don’t talk about it but it’s got to be the easiest free hand way out there.Harrelson stanley has some a good video he also sells a jig called the sharp skate.If you are here in Ca.Your welcome to come buy and I can show you how once you see it done in person you’ll be well on your way.

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 05:25 AM

bigolstonajigsterous?

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 05:27 AM

I use sandpaper with the Veriats Jig never used a stone been wanting to try, but someone makes a 3in stone Im sure, good luck have a good day

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 05:28 AM

I get 8000 grit sandpaper from Japan it works very well I get that scary Sharp thingy, then I cut against the grain without tearout

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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bowedcurly

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 05:32 AM

sometimes

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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MisterInquisitive

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 11:50 PM

Just skew it so all of the edge is on the stone and sharpen it freehand. All you need is a respectable edge on a jointer iron, since you do all your finishing with a smoother. The time you put in getting the ultimate edge is better spent on the smoother.

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#7 posted 12-31-2013 12:00 AM

Both the Bester-Imanishi and Sigma stones are wider than the #8 blade. Sigma is 3 inch wide, B-I just a little under. For that matter, I think the Nortons are wide enough, though I don’t use those. The only stones that I have had a problem with was the King stones I started with.

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#8 posted 12-31-2013 12:29 AM

Not a #8, but I sharpen my wide woodie jointer blade like this:

- establish the primary bevel using 220 sandpaper on granite.
- hone a secondary bevel, using 1000 waterstone first, then a 6000….the stones are not wide enough, bit I just skew them… It doesn’t take many strokes to do on each grit, maybe 15-30 secs on each grit til I feel a burr.
- I see no need to take the primary bevel beyond the 220 grit, since it never touches the wood.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#9 posted 12-31-2013 02:19 AM

I use Sigma presently, but used to use Nortons and they are wide enough for a #8 iron.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#10 posted 12-31-2013 08:48 PM

I use an old hard stone and just skew it sideways.

I use a 8” grinder to hollow grind, then hit the edge with the stone.

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

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ScrubPlane

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#11 posted 01-01-2014 04:35 AM

Unless you anticipate needing to sharpen the blade frequently I advocate the ‘scary’ sharpening method. The sandpaper can be expensive in the long run but obtaining the correct number/size of sharpening stones is steep in the short.

Just my two cents…

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#12 posted 01-01-2014 05:54 AM

I usually alternate half blade on half off and do even number of strokes. works for me.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#13 posted 01-01-2014 07:20 AM

8 blade fits on Shapton pros.

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#14 posted 01-01-2014 08:42 AM

3” wide DMTs.

-- John, BC, Canada

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