|Forum topic by JasonZahn||posted 01-07-2015 01:22 AM||697 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-07-2015 01:22 AM
So, here’s another newbie question for you all. Wanting to get into hand tools, I bit the bullet last week on an entry level set of Narex bench chisels, and a Veritas Apron plane. I figured these would serve me well in an assortment of tasks, and will most likely become indispensable in future projects.
I need some help sharpening them as they come out of the box. I picked up one of the Veritas honing guides on the cheap (used) to help get me on my way.
My question is, after flattening/polishing the backs of the chisels and plane iron, is it necessary, if I’m going to be using a honing jig, to grind a hollow bevel, or could I just go ahead and hone away?
Or, should I let the 25 deg factory bevel be as it is, and just go ahead and hone at, say 27 or 30 deg, and just create a micro-bevel?
Thanks for any input as I try to get these sharpened the right way!!