I have been using your method for two years with marvelous results. This week I acquireda wonderful low angle miter plane made by E.W. carpenter before 1850. It looks totally unused. It has a Butcher beveled iron. I honed it in the usual manner and it absolutely would not cut… So, I honed again. Same result. I then took my honing jig. Set the angle to 25 deg and sharpened a flat bevel on the iron. I then honed a micro bevel and stropped and it cut beautifully. What wasI doing wrong? Any ideas?.
I recently purchased a 5 1/2 from LN I honed the blade and it would not cut so I shot an email to Deneb and he said it maybe that the blade wasn’t tempered well it happens 1/100 and that I should grind off now I can’t remember how much to get to a good working edge. Eventually I sent it back and they sent me a new one.
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