- 24 Aug 2020
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A discussion on a member's Wood River planes chipping and do new planes need sharpening before first use.
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Honing is relatively slow and removes the minimum of metal, that's why I said grind and hone. Use a bench grinder to take off a few mm, and give you a bevel of about 25 degrees. Then hone a secondary bevel at the tip, at about 30 degrees. It should only take a few minutes.Am i correct to assume honing my way past these mm will take hours? thats how it looks like.
Not so. Any decent plane iron will survive an impact with knots at full power, possibly unscathed. Do it too often and you might need to re-hone, but it really shouldn't do any damage.......... I do expect that plowing straight into the knots with full power to straight up ruin the blades.......