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#1 posted 06-12-2016 12:56 AM

slight camber and round the corners of the iron so it doesn’t leave a harsh track in the wood. . Put the chipbreaker a couple hairs away from the edge of the iron. Wax sole every little while.

When getting started after sharpening I advance the iron until I touches the wood but doesn’t cut so I can see if it needs to be adjusted laterally. I do so if necessary and advance the iron a 1/4 turn or until it touches the wood again and if it’s good laterally I adjust depth for the shaving i want. Usually i want a shaving like an onion skin unless I’m doin final smoothing and then I’ll want the thinnest shaving I can get.

When starting to work with planes, learning how to sharpen properly (1000s of ways) is just as important as knowing how to “fettle” with it.

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