HTT033 – Sharpening Systems

On today’s show, I discuss  mouth opening on wooden planes, marking knives, leveling the bottoms of deep mortises, cambering a plane iron with a honing guide, and sharpening systems.


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Listener Questions

  • Bill wants to know about mouth openings on wooden planes.
  • Rob has a question on marking knives.
  • Jay needs to level the bottom of the mortise for a Benchcrafted Crisscross.
  • John is curious if an eclipse style honing guide can be used for heavily cambered irons.

Main Topic

Today’s main topic is sharpening systems.

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  1. Excellent show Bob. Great input on sharpening systems. When I started out I had to buy whatever I was reading about at that time and finally read a post that pretty much told me to quit searching and use one system and tweak it until it all worked for me. Would’ve saved a pile of money had I read that earlier, however possibly I needed to try them all to settle. Thanks for your time and expertise.

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