Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sharping made easy

I had been trying to sharpen my plane irons and chisels free hand which wasn't giving me the results I was looking for.  So I finally broke down and ordered a honing guide.  I ordered a simple one that clamps onto the sides of the plane iron or chisel.  I also ordered some 1200 and 2000 grit sand paper. I use spray adhesive to attach the sand paper to a large piece of glass. With the honing guide holding the blade at a constant angle it was fairly easy to get the plane iron very sharp.

Here is the sharpening set up.

I think this is the sharpest I've ever been able to get any blade.  The plane worked very nicely with a sharp blade.

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