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Re: Stanley iron
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Stanley iron ()

Robert Hazelwood
Are we just talking about the wear bevel here? That is technically a convexity right at the edge but not caused by stone technique, just by wear.

Honestly it's a pain to fully get rid of. The usual recommendation of only honing the back with a very fine finish stone is not going to get it done unless you are sharpening every few minutes and have no wear to remove. I have taken to using a slurried soft ark on most plane iron backs and it still takes longer than what David is describing in the Omnibus thread. I'm not really running the planes way beyond dull or anything, I use relatively thin shavings and resharpen whenever they don't stay in the cut perfectly.

You can also remove it by sharpening the bevel side more, but you have to sharpen it an awful lot more than is necessary and raise a huge burr.

Anyways if you don't get rid of the wear bevel you can't fully remove the burr using the conventional sharpening technique because on the back side the very edge will never touch the stone.

Practically speaking, I get as much of the burr off as I can on the arkansas stones and the strop seems to handle the rest, even if there is a little bit of wear bevel left.

So, if you need to remove the burr before buffing you might try stropping.

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Creating a mini-ura with buffing wheel?
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finger pressure...
Side sharpening
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Ruler trick
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testing high angles..
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Patience ...
I re-read the articles on COE
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This isn't a snarky response, by the way
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Where I am going....
by the way...
I risk offending a lot of people...
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on the last bit...
One other case for effort...
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A failed attempt *PIC*
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this is a lie nielsen iron?
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That pretty much covers it...
Success with applying extra pressure near the edge *PIC*
Directed pressure and progressive work
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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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