Shopsmith Academy brings to you a simple method of sharpening plane irons using simple tools. Watch this video for useful tips for your woodworking project. Search Shopsmith Academy on WonderHowTo for more woodworking videos.
Sharpen Plane Iron
You can use 1000 and 6000 grit waterstones to sharpen a plane blade. Use a Veritas Mk II honing jig, and discover the David Charlesworth "ruler trick" for polishing just the edge of the back of the blade.
It's important for any woodworker, that their tools be in tip-top shape in order to complete any job. A couple of those tools that need constant attention is a chisel or a plane blade. Having these tools sharpened is very important for completing most wood projects, and there ...more
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Taking a break from building the Bombe, Tommy tunes his hand plane by taking it apart and sharpening it. He demonstrates the power of the plane, showing how to flattening an uneven piece of wood. Using paraffin wax to glide the plane, he gets the piece of gnarly wood in perfec ...more
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Scott Todd demonstrates waxing a snowboard, which is basic maintenance that assures good speed for a snowboarder. He starts by applying a thick, even layer of wax on the base of the snowboard using an old iron to melt it down. He sweeps the board with the iron to spread out th ...more
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One of my favorite things to do when I visit my parents is cook. Aside from the fact that I adore cooking with my mom, there's something comforting about returning to the kitchen that I first started playing in 20 years ago. Nearly all of the tools and appliances are the same ...more
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