|Forum topic by DHS||posted 02-14-2014 04:38 PM||1329 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-14-2014 04:38 PM
I recently puchased a metal-bodied smoothing plane (Bedrock 604) that I fitted with a Veritas A2 steel iron. The blade is nice and sharp, the frog is set for taking fine shavings, and it cuts beautifully – even on figured hardwood. But, the edges of the iron leave tracks on the workpiece. I’d like to create a tiny camber in the iron – just enough to eliminate those edge tracks. But I don’t know the best way to do it. My sharpening tools include a wet grinder and an array of water stones (800, 1000, 4000, 8000). Can I just apply a little extra pressure to the edges of the iron when honing? If so, do I do this with the 800 stone, or the 8000? Do I need to start by grinding a slight camber onto the edges of the iron?
I’ve tried the extra-pressure-on-the-edge method that I mentioned above but the iron still leaves tracks. Thanks in advance for recommendations.
-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA