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Re: The real story...
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Re: The real story... ()

Warren in Lancaster, PA
Some people make a jig and rub the back of he chisel along the jig to get a straight cut. I have never done that myself so I'm with you and a flat back is not necessary.

In the video, Lie Nielsen abrades the back when sharpening, but only near the edge. If you do this five or ten thousand times, not abrading the whole back evenly, the chisel gets a little hump backed. (Although there is still a flat for the first two inches or so.) This is of no consequence if you are using the chisel as you do, without a jig.

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