Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Hollows and Rounds.
Response To:
Hollows and Rounds. ()

Bill Houghton, Sebastopol, CA
David's got some good ideas. For the hollow iron, a suitably sized dowel and sandpaper can also be helpful. For the round iron, it's mainly a matter of learning how to move your honing medium - stone or whatever - and the bevel to maintain the curve. Some people like to hold the iron and move the stone; others the reverse.

Those look close enough in profile that I'd try sharpening the irons first and trying them out before matching the profiles, as David suggests. Depending on the kind of work you find yourself doing with them, an absolute match may not be needed.

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