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#1 posted 02-18-2018 08:03 PM

I’ll give the figure 8 approach a try. With the honing guide I’m using that may be difficult though. I’m not very confident in my ability to maintain the bevel if i do it by hand but I might practice that a bit with one of the crappy block plane irons I have sitting around.

One thing I noticed earlier today was that one of the sides of my honing guide that clamps the iron isn’t straight. The other side one is perfect though. This is the Robert Larson honing guide.

I have to think this is not helping things. Hopefully they will send me a new one.

It took me some time to learn how to really get the edge I wanted. I think I was over thinking the whole process and doing more worrying than I should have.
- BlasterStumps

I would say that I definitely am overthinking things. Overthinking is hardwired into my brain but I may as well over think this restoration and have a better understanding of what actually works on my next one.

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky

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