Skill Builder Learn To Prepare And Maintain Your Plane Irons As A Sharp Iron Can Make The Difference Between Frustration And Enjoyment
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Preparing Plane Irons Working with hand planes can be an enjoyable and efficient way to woodwork.However, many woodworkers have had difficulties with hand planes and shy away from using them.A lot of these problems can be attributed to dull and poorly prepared plane irons (blades).
It's no secret that hand tools require keen edges in order to be used effectively.Unfortunately, there is a lot of information out there about sharpening and honing.The topic of sharpening to woodworkers is like religion in that it causes many heated discussions and disagreements.
However, how you go about sharpening is not as important as actually achieving a sharp edge.There are many different techniques and jigs to choose from.What I'm going to do in this article is share with you the techniques I use to sharpen my tools.
These techniques are not the only ones to use for sharpening; but they do work well for me.I make my livelihood making furniture and unfortunately I don't get paid to sharpen.Keeping that in mind, my techniques are efficient and effective and allow me to get back to building furniture with a minimum of delay.
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