bench planes – tapered or parallel blades?

This article is about blades used in wooden planes(I originally submitted most of this research in a discussion hosted on woodcentral, with thanks to very helpful observations and constructive criticisms from Steve Voigt – you can see the full discussion here: )), but there is an interesting parallel between the blade choices available to wooden plane users at the … Read more

bench planes – grinding

grinding the bevel – the mechanical approach There are two basic techniques – the first method I’ll describe is the one frequently described in old woodworking literature (you can read about the basic principles of sharpening edge tools in the previous post). You start by using a mechanical grinder with a circular grind stone to establish a bevel … Read more