|Forum topic by comboprof||posted 09-11-2014 04:37 PM||1048 views||1 time favorited||12 replies|
09-11-2014 04:37 PM
This I suppose is the conclusion of a three part frustration series I have had with grinders and stones. The first two parts are:
This morning in short order I successfully, set the bevel and sharpened blades for a number 8, 7 and 4 1/2 (Stanley-Bailey). Then with a scrub, jack, jointer and smoother I managed to flatten and smooth a very ruff sawn 2 by 8 by 24” Hemlock board. From sharpening the three blades to smoothing the board it all took less then an hour. Not perfect mind you, but I am happy I can do it. I now need to make a bench that doesn’t rock a foot with each stroke. Anyway it was quite fun and relaxing making the shavings.
I grind the bevel with a 6” white norton 150 grit wheel, using the Veritas tool rest and jig. Then freehand I further sharpen on a soft Arkansas stone, then a hard Arkansas stone and finish stoping with green compound on leather (rough side up). I presume with normal use the grinding will be less frequent.
Although I am a fast learner I think I am trying to learn to much to fast. I still have a few more planes to cleanup identify and sharpen. Then it will be on to saws and chisels (where I have more questions).
Don W, Upchuck,Tim Anderson, BLarge, 7Footer, lwllms, Tim, Grandpa, Sikrap, handsawgeek, Alanws
for your help, support and encouragement particularly when I almost gave up. You are all deeply appreciated and have my most sincere gratitude. I thank you so much.
-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)