I thought i had a pretty good handle on sharpening. I was getting my bur relatively easy, moving thru the grits etc.. And then my 4 1/2 stopped cutting, i checked everything, resharpened, started trying to get that last 100,000th of the sole flat, re adjusted, to no avail, the plane still wouldn’t cut..I pulled the iron out again and realized my bevel was at close to 45′ maybe more.. The back of the bevel was hitting before the leading edge.
a lil time on the grindstone and i was back in business with a nice (approximately) 25′ bevel, honed sharper than ever before. The gossamer is flowing once again.
Keep your desired angle my friends, and dont go for a cheap, fast bur obtained through too steep of an angle..
Protect the line.
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