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Forum topic by Joel_B posted 12-01-2014 10:22 PM 818 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joel_B

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12-01-2014 10:22 PM

Thinking about buying one of these cornering planes but assuming the blade would need some work initially and sharpening down the road. Not sure how to sharpen a blade with a curve in it.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA


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#1 posted 12-01-2014 10:52 PM

A dowel that’s matched to the radius and some sandpaper to wrap around it.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#2 posted 12-01-2014 10:59 PM

For any plane iron with a profile, Paul Sellers recommends cutting the profile in board first, when the plane is sharp. When the iron needs touching up, load the cut profile on the board with honing compound and pull the iron over it. Haven’t tried it, yet, but makes sense to me.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#3 posted 12-01-2014 11:19 PM

^^oooh Jay, nice, haven’t seen that Sellers vid yet, does make sense though, awesome idea.

Also you could use a slipstone.

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#4 posted 12-02-2014 01:37 AM

I don’t know if he’s done a video on that. Probably has, but I haven’t seen it if so. Picked up the tip at the Woodworking Show a couple years ago at one of his sessions.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#5 posted 12-02-2014 01:43 AM

JayT’s suggestions works as long as you remember to cut the profile before it gets dull, then remember where you put it. I wish I was that organized. I’d sharpen it with my oil stone for the flat, then use jmartel dowel (a bolt, rod or anything the right diameter) trick.

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#6 posted 12-02-2014 05:57 AM

+1 JayT trick

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