|Forum topic by rhyvun||posted 09-15-2014 04:06 PM||1251 views||0 times favorited||24 replies|
09-15-2014 04:06 PM
Hello all, first post, but been frequenting the forums for a bit now.
I recently bought a WoodRiver 5 1/2 Bench/Jack plane. It’s nice, I like it.
I am new to sharpening, well I am new to hand planes and hand tools all together for that matter.
I began on my extra coarse DMT diamond stone, got some quick progress and found it has a high point in the middle of the blade. Now I have been sharpening it with various methods for the past 2 days (not all day mind you) and I just can’t get this stupid thing flat.
Let me back the truck up a bit…
I started with the Extra Coarse Diamondt DMT stone, then realized progress had become too slow.
The 60 grit made some progress, but it also left some pretty crappy scores in the blade so I went back to the 120 and I have been trying to get this high spot out now for about a total of probably 4 hours of work all together… but not getting anywhere.
1) Is this normal to have to spend this much time to flatten an iron?
Any help is appreciated. I have watched countless videos on sharpening and am quite confident I am doing it correctly. No one ever talks about how long it should take though. If anyone has a way to remove material very quickly that would be awesome. I have considered drilling a hole in my marble plate and mounting it to a motor… :) I don’ t know how great of an idea that is though.