Today we sharpened and honed one blade so we would know how to do it. I already have learned to sharpen freehand on diamond plates so for me, this served more to get one blade prepared for a trial run with the new planes.
|Here is the blade I honed, using a solution of Hone Rite on DMT's Diasharp diamond plates|
We spent additional time refining the shape of our plane bodies to fit our aesthetic objectives and also to fit out individual hands, given the differing ways we hold our planes. They are our unique creations. We didn't finish this part of the work and will further refine the fit and then the finish at home.
|My 22 inch jointer plane, showing it rough shape; I'll refine it further after I put it to use|
|My Osage orange smoother, white oak jointer and teak jack planes|