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#1 posted 02-01-2017 03:36 AM

I use stick-em notes for edge testing also.

Normally, unless the chisel or plane blade is really dull, I’ll use a 1200 grit diamond plate, then a short visit to the Hard Black Arkansas stone, and then the leather strop (with jeweler’s rouge). If I need to regrind an edge, I’ll start with a medium grit diamond plate. I can refresh a chisel edge rather quickly, but a plane blade takes a bit more time.

I was just using my Veritas LA smoother on some walnut this afternoon, and it was sharp, tuned, and a joy to use.

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