Sharpening a Plane Iron: Honing the Edge
Part Two: Use sharpening stones to flatten the back of the blade and hone the cutting edge
In Part Two of this two-part series, woodworker Andy Rae demonstrates how to flatten the back of a plane iron and hone an edge. He discusses his favorite sharpening stones, how to hold the blade while sharpening, and how to know when the blade is sharp. Sharpen a Plane Iron: Grinding a Bevel Part One of this two-part series follows the process of grinding a bevel on a plane iron using a bench grinder.