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Guide for honing a plane iron is made from a long bolt, two washers and two nuts.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.4#3) pg. 9

Buyer's guide to honing guides. What is available and tips on their use.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.5#4) pg. 28

Getting the edge. The smoothest cuts start with a shaving-sharp blade. How to sharpen a plane blade and chisel using a bench grinder, sharpening stones, and a strop.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #16 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 40
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #20 May-Jun 1991 pg. 4

Japanese blades. Sharpening plane irons and chisels. Details on honing the edge, flattening the back, and feathering the edge.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 26

Advice on grinding a plane iron or chisel without burning the edge.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #33 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 10

Sketch shows how to make a simple honing jig for chisels or plane irons.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #33 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 16
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 4

Tip on setting the blade in a shoulder plane depending on the task to be performed.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 20

Getting the edge. Sharp chisels and plane irons cut faster, safer and cleaner. Four experts share their sharpening solutions.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #52 Jun 1996 pg. 33

Tip shows a motorized device to make for better plane-iron sharpening.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #58 Apr 1997 pg. 30

Tip on a way to flatten the back of a plane blade.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 34

Foolproof grinding system. Produce perfect bevels with this simple, shop-made fixture that is combined with a slow-speed bench grinder and a soft wheel.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #71 Feb 1999 pg. 68

Salvaging a rusty plane iron.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #88 Aug 2001 pg. 12

Restoring old tools. The emphasis is on cleaning and sharpening molding plane irons.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1984 (v.7#11) pg. 21

Tip on using plate glass, sandpaper, oil and a carriage bolt angle jig to sharpen plane blades.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1987 (v.10#4) pg. 6

True grit. Simple techniques for improving chisels, planes, and sharpening stones with abrasives. Using lapping to polish a plane blade or chisel, flatten a plane's sole, true a whetstone, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1987 (v.10#6) pg. 61

Build a deluxe grinder/polisher for sharpening and buffing chisels, planes and drills. Features a Norton white grinding wheel and a felt wheel mounted on a common mandrel and driven by a 1725 RPM motor.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1988 (v.11#8) pg. 42

Tool sharpening tips for edge tools. Using the buffing wheel to create exquisitely-sharp blades.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1990 (v.13#6) pg. 17

Blade tips. How to sharpen tools using a water stone, angle jig and honing guide. Detailed instructions for sharpening a plane blade.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1993 (v.16#11) pg. 12

The razor edge. How to create and maintain a correct bevel angel on woodworking hand tools (chisel or plane).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 15

Shop-built device for sharpening tools uses two buffing wheels. Relies on using a wax impregnated with abrasive which is applied to the buffing wheels.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1994 (v.17#10) pg. 13

Sharpening edge tools (chisels, gouges and plane irons).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1997 (v.20#8) pg. 44

Time to sharpen. Similarities and differences in sharpening various wood-cutting tools.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1996 (v.43#2) pg. 108

Adjustable jig for sharpening plane blades and chisels on a bench grinder is made from plywood and hinges.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 22

Using a hand plane as the sharpening jig when grinding the plane blade on an oilstone.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #346 Mar 1994 (v.44#3) pg. 24

How to hollow-grind sharpen a plane blade or chisel using a grinding wheel and a whetstone.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #358 May 1995 (v.45#5) pg. 29

Tools for timber framing. A housewright's tools for measuring, marking and cutting. Includes tips on truing a square, sharpening a plane and grinding & sharpening drill bits and chisels.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 21

How to draw a molding profile onto a plane iron blank in such a way that it will reproduce the desired pattern.
FINE WOODWORKING #10 Spring 1978 pg. 22

Sharpening, a sampling of techniques and tips. Emphasis is on sharpening plane irons and chisels.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 70

Improving planes. An alternative method of grinding plane blades without burning is described.
FINE WOODWORKING #15 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 8

Tip: Use a magnetic protractor (angle finder) to get the proper angle when honing plane irons or chisels.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 14

Proper technique for grinding a plane blade on an electric grinding wheel.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 66

How to sharpen a chisel or plane iron on an oilstone or water stone.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 67

Tip: How to hone a hand plane iron at a constant angle while the blade is still mounted in the plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 20

Sharpening to a polished edge. How to grind and sharpen gouges and plane irons to a razor sharp edge using a coarse-grit grinding wheel and a hard felt wheel.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 68

Use this simple stick jig to quickly, easily and accurately regrind plane irons on a bench grinder
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 14

Simple, inexpensive jig for honing slotted plane irons is made from a carriage bolt and two wing nuts.
FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 10

Tip: How to grind an accurate bevel on a plane iron.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 8

Tip: Make replacement blades for the Stanley number 45 and number 55 planes.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 4

How to regrind chisels and plane irons using a portable disc grinder.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 12

Starting out: edge-joining for the beginner. How to select the wood, select the plane, flatten the boards, plane the boards, and glue up the boards. Includes tips on sharpening plane blades.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 46
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 6

Tip: Grind a regular plane iron to perform the same job as a "scrub plane".
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 12

Tips on sharpening the iron from an 1860's wooden plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 16
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 6

Honing carriage. Simple carriage will enable you to hone your plane iron or chisels on a sheet of abrasive paper.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 10

Sharpening technique for rust-pitted tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 8

Tip: Use a suction cup to hold plane and scraper blades while hand-lapping (flattening).
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 8

Tip for keeping the edge of a chisel or plane iron cool during a continuous grinding operation.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 14

Sharpening chisels and plane blades. Producing razor-sharp edges with honing guides and water stones.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 55
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 98
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 4

Hardwood handle to grip small irons (such as spokeshave blades) for sharpening.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 14

Tip on using a speaker magnet as a handle when honing the back of a small plane iron.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 16

Hand-tool sharpening method requires a dimond stone, honing guide, a rubberized abrasive wheel and a buffing wheel.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 30

Tip on using nail polish to give visual clues while sharpening chisels or plane irons.
FINE WOODWORKING #94 May-Jun 1992 pg. 12

Tip on using two grades of sandpaper (glued to plate glass) to sharpen chisels and plane irons.
FINE WOODWORKING #94 May-Jun 1992 pg. 12

Eyeball and light reflection method of adjusting a plane iron.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 16

Preparing plane irons. How to relieve the corners slightly. How to shape a convex profile on an iron.
FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 22

Tip on doing the final lapping of a plane iron or chisel using a piece of aluminum.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 32
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 6

Honing guides aren't just for wimps. Selecting and using a tool which guarantees consistent results when sharpening chisels and plane blades.
FINE WOODWORKING #132 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 76

Small honing guide for use with the blades of finger planes.
FINE WOODWORKING #135 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 16

Wooden fixture for sharpening plane irons. Each different sharpening angle is accommodated by fabricating a simple "flying wedge" to hold the iron.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 20

How the Japanese sharpen plane irons using a water stone sharpening system.
FURNITURE #2 1993 pg. 84

How to sharpen chisels and plane irons on waterproof silicon carbide paper.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1984 (v.9#6) pg. 12

Only as good as its edge. How to sharpen chisels and plane irons.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #159 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 80

Tip: Diagram shows correct angle for grinding chisel or plane iron.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Aug 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 29

How to put a keen edge on a plane iron and chisel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1968 (v.130#3) pg. 160

Tip: How to sharpen plane irons and chisels when you're away from the shop by using a fine belt on a sander.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1979 (v.151#1) pg. 98

Workshop minicourse. How to sharpen a plane blade.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1982 (v.157#6) pg. 100

The art of Japanese sharpening. How to use horizontal grinders and bench stones which use water instead of light oil as a lubricant.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1984 (v.161#1) pg. 104

The cutting edge. Guide to sharpening hand woodworking tools. How to dress and clean your grinding wheels and stones. Shaping the bevel. Finish honing. Plane tune up. Sharpening scrapers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1989 (v.166#11) pg. 107

How to sharpen everything. Part 4. Knife-edge wood cutting tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1964 (v.185#5) pg. 148

Keeping cutting edges sharp. A short course in grinding and honing. Includes instructions for making an outboard-support-type honing jig.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #91 Jul 1996 (v.16#3) pg. 60

Sharpening for dullards. How to sharpen plane blades and chisels.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #104 Sep 1998 (v.18#4) pg. 60

Sharpening chisels and planes.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1989 (v.4#1) pg. 86

Bevel jig is used in conjunction with an ordinary bench grinder to grind a perfect bevel on a chisel or plane iron.
SHOPNOTES #3 May 1992 (v.1) pg. 6

Sharpening chisels or plane irons with silicon carbide sandpaper to achieve a razor-sharp edge.
SHOPNOTES #11 Sep 1993 (v.2) pg. 24

Sharpening tips for chisels and plane irons. Sharing the edge, honing and polishing and testing sharpness. Includes tips on using and storing water stones and on protecting the blade edges.
SHOPNOTES #28 Jul 1996 (v.5) pg. 14

Low-speed grinding jig for sharpening jointer knives and plane irons attaches to the table on a drill press. Carriage that slides back and forth under the stone allows a consistent angle to be maintained. Micro-adjustable stops allow fine tuning the position of the knife. Grinding stone is mounted to an arbor adapter that's chucked in the drill press.
SHOPNOTES #31 Jan 1997 (v.6) pg. 16

Build a simple jig for sharpening chisel and plane blades on your radial arm saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #1 Sep-Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 24

Tip: How to sharpen chisels and plane blades on your drill press using a drum-sander attachment.
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 42

Hollow-grind sharpening. How to put a razor-sharp edge on your chisels, plane irons, jointer knives, and lathe chisels. Includes instructions for building a jig to precisely control the removal of steel from the cutting edge.
WOOD MAGAZINE #11 Jun 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 67
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #13 Oct 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 7

How to sharpen and set a block plane iron.
WOOD MAGAZINE #125 Jul-Aug 2000 (v.17#5) pg. 94

Sharpening plane irons.
WOODSMITH #23 Sep 1982 pg. 18

Honing plane blades to a razor edge. How to select the best plane blade, flatten the blade back, select and use bevel honing guides, and hone the bevel.
WOODSMITH #47 Oct 1986 pg. 12, 14, 16

Simple sharpening jig, built mostly of wood, consists of a holder for your stone and a sliding carriage assembly in which to clamp a chisel or plane blade.
WOODSMITH #78 Dec 1991 pg. 29

Hollow grinding techniques for plane irons and chisels. Flattening the back, dressing the wheel, setting the bevel angle, set-up and grinding techniques and honing explained.
WOODSMITH #111 Jun 1997 (v.19) pg. 28

An adjustable-angle jig for sharpening plane irons or chisels is made from a T-hinge, hardware, and wood.
WOODSMITH #118 Aug 1998 (v.20) pg. 32

A low-cost stoneless sharpening jig for plane blades and chisels uses abrasive paper.
WOODWORK #25 Feb 1994 pg. 56

Sharpening edge tools (straight edge, turning and carving gouges).
WOODWORK #37 Feb 1996 pg. 52

Sharpening up. How to sharpen plane irons and gouges. How to sharpen handsaws, including tips on setting, topping and shaping the teeth.
WOODWORKER #1011 Feb 1978 (v.82) pg. 74

Sketch illustrates a general-purpose double bevel profile for plane blades. It is better suitted for cutting man-made materials.
WOODWORKER #1102 Sep 1985 (v.89) pg. 650

Fabricate this jig for honing plane blades by adding rollers to the "Eclipse" honing guide and building a stand for the stone.
WOODWORKER #1105 Dec 1985 (v.89) pg. 984

Easy, inexpensive and accurate method of sharpening molding planes or scratch stocks.
WOODWORKER Sep 1988 (v.92#9) pg. 781

Jig guarantees a dead-square edge when grinding plane irons.
WOODWORKER May 1989 (v.93#5) pg. 440

Truing the back iron of a jack plane.
WOODWORKER Nov 1989 (v.93#11) pg. 1075

Jig for holding a plane blade at exactly the right angle for sharpening on an oilstone. The jig rides on the outside edges of the wooden base which holds the oilstone.
WOODWORKER Aug 1990 (v.94#8) pg. 812

Grinding cool. Solution to constant problem of keeping blades cool while grinding them on a high-speed bench grinder.
WOODWORKER Oct 1990 (v.94#10) pg. 1007

Ground control. Advice on grinding, honing and removal of burrs when sharpening plane blades, chisels, and drill bits.
WOODWORKER Oct 1990 (v.94#10) pg. 1010

Adjustable wooden jig holds a plane blade at the correct angle for sharpening on a whetstone.
WOODWORKER May 1991 (v.95#5) pg. 518

Sharpening plane irons. (1) Ratio between thickness and bevel angle. (2) How to remove blades from wooden jack and smoothing planes.
WOODWORKER Jun 1991 (v.95#6) pg. 565

The complexities of grinding and honing blades, chisels and gouges are simplified with this make-it-yourself system that is used in conjuction with a rotary grinding wheel.
WOODWORKER Mar 1992 (v.96#3) pg. 20
Added Info WOODWORKER Jun 1992 (v.96#6) pg. 9

Setting up planes. Methods of honing to produce an extra sharp edge.
WOODWORKER Aug 1992 (v.96#8) pg. 68

Using a stationary belt sander and a jig to sharpen plane blades.
WOODWORKER Aug 1994 (v.98#8) pg. 81

Grinding edge tools. How to determine the correct angle between a grinding wheel and the plane blade or chisel being sharpened.
WOODWORKER Oct 1994 (v.98#10) pg. 55

Tip on using the cap iron as a guide to maintain the correct grinding angle when sharpening a plane iron.
WOODWORKER Dec 1994 (v.98#12) pg. 83

Tip on insetting an oilstone into a larger piece of wood so that the whole length of the stone can be used when sharpening with a roller guide.
WOODWORKER Jan 1995 (v.99#1) pg. 89

An economical grinding system utilizes grinding wheels and the simple jigs and accessories shown here. Use for grinding plane irons, chisels, scrapers, spokeshaves and gouges.
WOODWORKER Jun 1995 (v.99#6) pg. 62

Tip shows how to make a simple honing guide (for chisels, plane irons and other beveled tools) from wood.
WOODWORKER Jul 1995 (v.99#7) pg. 82

How to restore the beveled cutting edge of a plane iron to keeness. Covers the three steps of grinding, whetting on an oilstone, and stropping on leather.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1978 (v.2#1) pg. 2

The beginning woodworker. Sharpening plane blades and chisels.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 18
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 6

Plane iron sharpening. How to use either a bench grinder or hand method for sharpening.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1987 (v.11#5) pg. 17

Putting on a good edge. The joy of working with sharp hand tools. Guide to grinding wheels and how to use them grinding chisels, plane irons and turning tools. Tips on investing in a good bench sharpening stone, its care and use in honing a bevel.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.20#1) pg. 70

Sharpening tools, including chisels, planes, drill bits and saws.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1969 (v.25#1) pg. 42

Sharpening and tuning a hand plane. Step-by-step instructions.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1995 (v.51#2) pg. 54