|Forum topic by Rex B||posted 10-08-2014 12:57 PM||997 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-08-2014 12:57 PM
A while back I was inspired by BigRedKnothead’s sharpening blog and decided that oil stones was the sharpening system I would invest in. Well, I was finally able to purchase a medium India stone and Hard Translucent Arkansas stone. Over the past week I’ve been sharpening everything I can get my hands on, and have been amazed by the results. In the past, I sharpened my chisels using the scary sharp method with sandpaper grits up to 2000, but man was it a lot of work, and went through a lot of sandpaper.
I have a few old handplanes (nothing valuable that I worry about messing up) and have been able to put a super keen edge on the blades just honing by hand. I may someday get a Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide, but have been getting acceptable results without it.
My question is regarding smoothing planes with a slight camber or scrub planes with a heavy camber. How do people sharpen a cambered iron by hand? I know there must be a way to do it without a fancy Mk. II guide and cambered roller, but I just can’t think of it.