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Forum topic by JasonZahn posted 01-07-2015 04:37 AM 754 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JasonZahn

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01-07-2015 04:37 AM

The Veritas Apron Plane I just got in has an iron that Veritas claims is lapped, and requires no further flattening of the back.

I’m new to this, but I’ve never heard of this. Is it truly the case that it requires no work on the back before going on to grinding/honing?


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#1 posted 01-07-2015 05:16 AM

Yes, it’s true. But if you want to polish it up, go ahead.

The bevel should only need some light honing—-no grinding yet—-not until you’ve honed it many times and the “micro-bevel” has become a “macro-bevel.”

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#2 posted 01-07-2015 11:29 AM

Thanks for the info- I had no idea.

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#3 posted 01-07-2015 01:50 PM

Congrats on the Veritas plane!

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#4 posted 01-07-2015 02:14 PM

When I got my #4, everything was perfect. Just a slight micro bevel and was ready for work, probably could have skipped that too as it was extremely sharp out of the box.

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#5 posted 01-07-2015 10:33 PM

Thanks all…the blade seemed pretty sharp out of the box (couldn’t resist giving it a try).

I think it needs a quick honing though, as it wouldn’t do much on end grain cherry. But, what little I was able to quickly mess around with it, it really seems I’m going to love it.

Being totally new to quality hand tools, I just can’t believe how nice it feels, and how smooth the adjustment is.

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