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AndyT

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This is from Chris Schwarz's blog.

http://blog.lostartpress.com/2012/03/08/planing-a-veritable-donkeys-bridge/

It introduces the text of an 1892 magazine article on how to sharpen your plane and true up a piece of wood. The author knows the one right way to do it, but his apprentice does not!

I don't think he's still around, and still posting on forums like this one, but it might be so...
 

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The originator of the 1892 article still posts occasionally on sawmill creek's neander forum and is as crabby as ever. :wink:
 

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An excellent read !

No mention of how the wretched lad was supposed to get the edges square?

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David C":3sckhfa2 said:
An excellent read !

No mention of how the wretched lad was supposed to get the edges square?

David C
Having dealt with flattening a panel, planing square to face is probably in next week's issue :D
 

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Nice to see he is not happy with multiple bevels.

Perhaps he hasn't learnt enough from visiting the UKW sharpening threads yet! :mrgreen: :wink:

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AndyT":23yhmnmt said:
This is from Chris Schwarz's blog.

http://blog.lostartpress.com/2012/03/08/planing-a-veritable-donkeys-bridge/

It introduces the text of an 1892 magazine article on how to sharpen your plane and true up a piece of wood. The author knows the one right way to do it, but his apprentice does not!

I don't think he's still around, and still posting on forums like this one, but it might be so...
That's unusually detailed and helpful for the period.

A bit more help than the legendary "if your edge is blunt, rub the tool on the whetstone until it is sharp..."

BugBear
 
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