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Homick

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#1 posted 11-23-2016 03:07 PM

I wouldn’t do this with a new chisel, but I’ve heard that if you are careful and your chisel is bellied, you can bend it ever so slightly in the middle. I’ve done that with some success on a plane blade; turned it into a user. I think there is some risk to that compared to just grinding it flat though; you can bend it too much too.

I was also under the impression that flattening the entire back is a good practice, so the whole surface is in plane with the sharp edge; a good feature to have if you are paring deep. Note, I’m not talking about honing and polishing the whole back, just flattening it.


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