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#1 posted 03-21-2018 12:27 PM

Your 1000/6000 will work fine. You can also go down to Hobby Lobby or a similar place and buy a 3” wide strip of leather and the green polishing compound stick to make a strop. That will put a nice polish on the edge after the 6k. Should be doable for less than $10. You might also consider a honing guide unless you are already an accomplished hand sharpener. Even the $15 ones work pretty good.

Softer woods can crush the grain when planed with a less than sharp blade. So if you flip it around and still have issues, sharpen and see what happens. Check oujt a YouTube video on how to read the grain if you are unsure of how too tell if you are going with or against.


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