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How to properly use an oil stone

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Re: How to properly use an oil stone

Postby Newbie_Neil » 25 May 2017, 14:29

Andyp wrote:This will give you a nice sharp (as sharp as can be expected with an oil stone) and consistent edge at the right angle. Great for chisels but it will leave you with nice sharp corners on the edges of the plane irons that will leave "tram lines" when smoothing a large surface. If you are only truing wood narrower than the plane iron then this is not a problem. If you need to smooth a large surface than those corners need to be knocked off. I manage this with mine by applying pressure on each side as there is just enough tilt to allow this to happen.

Veritas have overcome that problem with a Camber Roller

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Re: How to properly use an oil stone

Postby selectortone » 25 May 2017, 15:40

I have the Veritas Honing Guide. It's a little pricey but beautifully made and works extremely well, especially for the micro bevel. The instructions are excellent. I'm retired and don't use it all that much now, but when I was working as a guitar repairman a very sharp set of chisels was essential and sharpening with the Veritas was a pleasure rather than a pain.

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Re: How to properly use an oil stone

Postby Commander » 07 Jul 2017, 08:08

It is high time I do a bit of sharpening again...
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Re: How to properly use an oil stone

Postby Andyp » 07 Jul 2017, 11:33

Commander wrote:It is high time I do a bit of sharpening again...

Another project in the planning Erich?


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