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Posted on How sharp do you sharpen your handplanes?

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#1 posted 01-31-2017 02:00 PM

I used to only use the scary sharp methodology using SP and ending with a hard Arkansas stone. Very time consuming.

When I picked up the lathe hobby, I knew I needed a better, faster way of sharpening. I solved this with building my own belt sharpening system. It works great for lathe tools AND hand-plane cutters. I use 180grit to get the edge and finish on the buffing wheel with 10,000 polish. I can get a mirror finish (usually requires me to completely shave the back of my arms “testing” the sharpness…) ;-)

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