Author Topic: Preferred methods/accessories for sharpening concave and convex blades  (Read 566 times)

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Offline ear3

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I'm adding the fluting blades and beading blades to my combination plane kit, and am wondering what setup anyone uses to sharpen these (which is not that dissimilar I suppose for moulding plane blades).

I see there are various slip stone setups available, either as separate stones with fixed radii, or with variable curvature due to their cone shape, or as all in one stones with multiple profiles.

I have a Tormek, but I think the radius of the fluting blades might be too tight to work them effectively on the stone, and the most I could hope for is to do a final hone on the beading blades off the profiled leather wheels.
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Offline derekcohen

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I simply hone the bevel face and back. I leave the hollow alone - honing the back removes the wear, which is slight.

For beading blades, several years ago I introduced the addition of a back bevel - it seems amazing to me that this has never been mentioned in any literature. I use 15 degrees. This creates a 60 degree cutting angle, which is high enough to minimise or eliminate tearout.

Link: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/VeritasSmallPlowasaBeadingPlane.html

This was planed against the grain ...



Regards from Perth

Derek
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Offline ear3

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Thanks DC!
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