Sharpening a Plane Iron: Grinding the Bevel
Part One: A sharp blade begins with a square grind and an accurate bevel angle
Woodworker Andy Rae goes step by step through the process of sharpening a plane iron in this two-part video series. In Part One, Rae walks through grinding a bevel on a dull plane iron using a bench grinder with a tool rest set to 25°, a common bevel angle for hand planes. He shares advice on how to hold and control the iron to achieve a square and straight edge. Sharpening a Plane Iron: Honing the Edge Watch Part Two of this video for instruction on how to flatten the back of the iron and hone the cutting edge to a nice, sharp edge.