Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
(camber management)
Response To:
light camber, yes ()

David Weaver
I know people do things different ways, but I always manage the camber on a plane iron on the medium stone - one of the reasons I didn't like the BU system as promoted was the idea of maintaining camber on a 50 degree blade made no sense. It had to be a lot of camber at 12 degrees and that was only manageable on the 25 degree iron.

At any rate, I use a gradual camber and not clipped corners and just as a matter of habit and routine now, I adjust it a little at a time with each use if it seems to get too flat or too narrow. But always on the middle stone since that's the easiest place to do it.

I just attempt to follow what's there on the buffer in a robotic sense.

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