Fine Woodworking Scary Sharp
Also you don t need plate glass although it does work great. I took a woodworking class a the local community college.
For this purpose i even built my own honing jig.
Fine woodworking scary sharp. Scary sharp works great for resurfacing the soles of planes as long as you have enough surface to work with. When i first started woodworking 15 years or so ago i didn t have access to any stone or even a grinder so i used the scary sharp sandpaper system. Scary sharp sharpening on sandpaper adhered to glass works really well but one thing has always bothered me.
Bruce sharp is a good thing but i found out that the process to get something sharp can be a bit over engineered. Dull blades just won t cut it. In both cases i ve found that the sheets are very difficult to remove when they re worn out.
The scary sharp sharpening method is an approach to sharpening knives and woodworking tools that is fast effective consistent and very cost effective. When you first get into woodworking you realize really quickly you need to learn how to sharpen your tools. They spent around 8 hours turoring the students on how to reverently sharpen chisels and planer irons using a slow water fed wheel and lots of elbow grease.
I was amazed for the first time in my life i honed a bevel on my plane iron and my chisels which easily shaved the hairs off my arm. So is the glue residue. I ve tried spray adhesives as well as psa pressure sensitive adhesive backed sandpaper.
My school set up which is in the blog somewhere try searching sharpening uses granite tiles from the borg and it works fine. A lesson in an effective inexpensive way to put an edge on chisels and plane irons in part one of this 8 part series answering your questions about sharpening. Sharpening is a skill that has to be learned just like anything else but it also comes with a cost possibly.
Instead of using conventional more expensive and messy oil water or diamond stones the scary sharp method uses specialized microfinishing or lapping film that is adhered to a hard flat. Scary sharp on a budget. The scary sharp method.