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Re: Creating a mini-ura with buffing wheel?

Steve Elliott
I've noticed the same thing when trying to achieve a very flat surface all the way to the edge of a blade. No matter what type of stone or abrasive on a substrate, there seems to be a little bit at the edge that doesn't reflect light like a flat mirror, more like a fun-house mirror but on a tiny scale.

The thin ura on a Japanese plane blade allows the effect of the finest stone or abrasive to be concentrated right at the edge. A back bevel on a Western plane blade achieves the same effect. For that matter, using a leather strop provides a little more pressure right at the edge and has a similar effect.

On chisel blades where the flat surface of the blade is sometimes used as a reference surface to guide the cutting action, a back bevel is not advisable. On plane blades it can be quite useful.

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Creating a mini-ura with buffing wheel?
Re: Creating a mini-ura with buffing wheel?
Re: Creating a mini-ura with buffing wheel?
finger pressure...
Side sharpening
Re: Side sharpening
Re: Side sharpening
Ruler trick
in plane iron testing, I found two options..
Re: in plane iron testing, I found two options..
testing high angles..
side comment about planing in general..
I'll demonstrate thick sometime ..
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Re: I'll demonstrate thick sometime ..
Patience ...
I re-read the articles on COE
High benches and low benches
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This isn't a snarky response, by the way
Others who do ..
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Where I am going....
by the way...
I risk offending a lot of people...
Re: Others who do ..
on the last bit...
One other case for effort...
Something precise.
Re: Initially flat
Rotary tool?
Re: Rotary tool?
Some context
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A failed attempt *PIC*
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this is a lie nielsen iron?
Stanley iron
Re: Stanley iron
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Re: Stanley iron
That pretty much covers it...
Success with applying extra pressure near the edge *PIC*
Directed pressure and progressive work
Re: Success with applying extra pressure near the
Wear bevel *PIC*
Visual difference at the back edge of..
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Sorry, I should've been more precise...
Mini-ura on a new Veritas blade *PIC*
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Re: Mini-ura on a new Veritas blade
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