Tagged: back face polish mirror
Any tips on how to flatten /polish the backside of a chisel/plane?
I’m getting a shiny polished chisel/plane bevel, or the curve of back iron of plane also nicely shining.
But no matter how long i work on the backface of the chisel/plane, it seems i’m only getting more and more striations on it.
Go from diamond stone to diamond stone with some glass cleaner on it, and end on the strop but i keep seing lines on the back face…
watched this movie and doesn’t seem so difficult to me…
i’m using eze-lap plates, but should be the same?
- This topic was modified 6 years, 7 months ago by Joris Kempen.
Are your plates relatively new?
I had a similar experience with my plates.
I had used the super fine a lot less than the rest, so had not conditioned it properly.
Whenever I used it it added marks rather than removing them.
After a while though it bedded in and now works fine.
ok i will try it!
but probably has nothing to do with:
– the type of glasscleaner i use
– my technique (seems you can’t do much wrong as you keep the chisel flat)
– use a strop or a block of wood; what is the difference for polishing?
thanks for your suggestions!
I saw the same on the dmt movie; don’t use a strop but just a piece of wood. But my honing compound doesn’t seem to apply so nice to just some block of wood. But will try again!
And the sharpie is just a brand of permanent markers, didn’t know that:-) assumed would be something special for woodworking 🙂
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