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until I took advice from @darrenking who advised it should be a turned edge like a hand held scraper and not sharpened like an ordinary plane blade. I

I don't even know how to sharpen an ordinary plane, so lots for me to learn still..
I think hat is where my next focus will ( or must be )
Learning to sharpen my chisels, planes and scrapers.

Thanks for the explanation @rocknroller912!


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@darrenking

Oops you can tell I didn’t do metalwork at school. I should know the difference though and you were correct. Learning the correct way to sharpen the blade was a game changer.

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@koendb

You won’t be surprised if I say that Mark has a video on it

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You won’t be surprised if I say that Mark has a video on it

I know! I have seen that one, must watch it again though 🙂


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@koendb

You need good quality to start with. It’s impossible to get an edge on soft metal.  
Do you have any particular brand names or a collection of older ones.

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Do you have any particular brand names or a collection of older ones.

@rocknroller912 No big brands, I have 4 chisels from Kreators, a block plane and a #4 plane from HBM, a dutch hardware store. 
A set of Pax scrapers I bought from TLC GuitarGoods In Holland. And now , of course the curved chisel from Mark and Carol.

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@koendb

You have the same block plane as me with adjustable mouth which is great for avoiding tear out. A sharpening roller guide for holding the blade and getting the angle correct is essential in my opinion, it gets a square edge and saves your fingers.

 Do you know how to turn an edge on the scrapers ? There will be lots of utube videos if you don’t.

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Do you know how to turn an edge on the scrapers ? There will be lots of utube videos if you don’t.

@Rocknroller912 Yeah I have seen a lot of youtube videos on the subject already. I just need to do it at some point. (or at least try it)  🙂
That rolling guide, do you mean that honing thingie that keeps the blade in the correct angle? like this:

honing guide

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You won’t be surprised if I say that Mark has a video on it


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Yes @koendb, that roller thingie is a honing guide and they are essential unless you’re really good at doing it by hand. Make sure to buy one that’s wide enough for your biggest blade and has a wide roller on the bottom to keep you from tipping.

Pratice on scrap...


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Make sure to buy one that’s wide enough for your biggest blade and has a wide roller on the bottom to keep you from tipping.

@mattbeels I just bought these:

https://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B000X2935S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and this:

https://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B015JMIPP0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

Hopefully they will do the trick good enough


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@koendb

Thats the one make sure you have the blade securely held

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Later today, I should receive the honing guide and diamond sharpening stone, but in the meantime BPost delivered this :

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 Unfortunately , it has the wrong power plug

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Fortunately it is 220V and I happen to have some adapters laying around.

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But I think I am going to make a fixture (plywood base) for it.
It is not really stable on its own and I bet if I push the sides against it, it will tip over.
I will then swap the plug with a switch (+ fuse perhaps? ) and a CEE7/7 plug.

I am not quite at the stage of bending the sides, and I could have made my own, but since I don't have pipe material, nor a good heat source to use, this 90 Euro  was well spent (I think).


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@koendb. Nice. A side bender is on my short list of the next tool I want to buy. I have my "heat gun in a pipe" and it works but it would be nice to use something that doesn't heat up the belly when in use. I have some padding/relaxed muscle there but thats not how I want to lose a bit. 🙂

 


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