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Forum topic by sansoo22 posted 07-06-2020 12:31 AM 211 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sansoo22

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07-06-2020 12:31 AM

Here is a close up of the iron I’m attempting to repair.

My question is if that corner needs to be ground out? This thing had about 36 different angles across the face of it and I’ve already removed just under a 1/16th of the iron to get it where it is now. I have it ground at 25 deg all across the front the depth that I will put on my secondary bevel.

The overall length of the iron is 6-3/4” so I have plenty of meat left if it needs to be ground back further I just don’t like doing that unless I have to.

So I guess besides being a tad ugly will that corner effect performance?


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#1 posted 07-06-2020 12:50 AM

As long as the edge is straight, I would leave it alone and hone a secondary bevel. Test it and see if there is a problem…
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

-- "Good enough" is just another way of saying "it could be better"...

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#2 posted 07-06-2020 12:58 AM


As long as the edge is straight, I would leave it alone and hone a secondary bevel. Test it and see if there is a problem…
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

- KYtoolsmith

Thanks. It’s one of your favorite style irons with the sandwiched lamination. Doesn’t show well in the pic but in person you can clearly see the lamination line so it would make me sad to take more off of it.

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#3 posted 07-06-2020 01:08 AM

I’d also say it’s fine. Use it and over time that will ‘sharpen out.’

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