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#1 posted 04-04-2016 08:18 PM

Your description sounds like the bevel is convex, rather then the edge curving or cambering across the width of the blade, from the center. Paul Sellers advocates such a bevel. Since you are just starting, i agree the scary sharp method is the best way to start. A bench grinder with a platform or any type of sander, disc or belt, with a simple jig (lots of info on the web) cab be used to gring a 25 deg primary bevel, then a simple jig can be used to hold the blade at a slightly higher angle, usually up to 30 deg, to create a sharp edge with progressively finer grit. Here is my take on honing, a modified scary sharp method. Sandpaper can be used as the media.

You are starting in the right place, i.e. Sharpening. No matter how well a plane is tuned, it wont work for nothin till it has a truly sharp blade.

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