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Posted on How sharp do you sharpen your handplanes?

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HokieKen

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#1 posted 01-31-2017 01:32 PM

My finest diamond plate is ~1200 grit. I generally go straight from there to a leather strop with green compound to remove the wire edge for planes. Exception is smoothing plane which goes to a black Arkansas stone before the strop. I’ll occasionally follow the arkansas stone with some wet/dry paper if I’m working something that really requires a super-fine edge.

I think generally speaking, for general-use hand planes, you’ll probably find the stones you have are sufficient. Wouldn’t hurt to add a strop and some wet/dry paper to your collection though.

I rarely sand but more often than not, I end up scraping after planing to get to my final finish.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!


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