Hand Tools Archive
John in NM
With smoothing plane blades. Great technique for really awful to plan wood, like bookmatched curly mesquite. I would hollow grind any flaws out and go right to a hard felt wheel on a hand crank buffer, charged with some grey stick polish for stainless steel. Works well, and is super fast. Just not as sexy as whatever flavor of stone one prefers.
I don't recall there being much burr, but I would also turn the blade over and remove whatever there was with a pass on the back parallel to the cutting edge.