Hand Tools

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

Warren in Lancaster, PA
For sharpening round planes we use a bench stone. Sharpen back and forth on the stone while slowly rotating the stone (over a dozen strokes or so) to sharpen the whole bevel evenly. Or if the edge is too convex or whatever, sharpen somewhat more in the areas that will improve the fit to the plane.

For hollow plane irons we use slip stones. These are oil stones 2"X 4" with a rounded 3/8 to 1/2 on one long edge and roughly 3/16, also rounded on the other long edge. You will want some India stones for coarse work and An Arkansas stone for polishing.

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