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Combo Prof

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#1 posted 04-19-2019 12:25 PM

I agree with CaptainKlutz your frog is likely to be out of square. It can be adjusted. I also agree that micro bevels are completely unnecessary. You also need to adjust that $10 honing guide as shown in the first video that SMP suggests. Take a square and see if the cutting edge is perpendicular to the side. When sharpening remove the corners with a few strokes on the stones so that you don’t get the lines or you can put a slight camber on the blade. (I don’t for a smoothing plane I just ease the corners.) You don’t need the water stone. You do need green honing paste and a strop. You didn’t need to buy a new blade. I tested a Wood River in the store and they do seem to work fine.

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