I have several plane blades where I need to either round the corners or
crown the blade.
However, I am only just getting the hang of getting a good edge (thank god
I bought the Lee Valley jig....I was using the cheapo side clamp, and the
difference between that and the Lee Valley is just night and day) while
sharpening the blade straight, using either waterstones or scary sharp.
What is the suggested method for creating rounded corners on a blade, or
creating a crowned blade?
Should I just take a file or paddle, and shape the corners, then sharpen
the corners as best I can freehand?
That would deal with rounded corner blades, and I would still be able to
sharpen the bulk of the blade with a jig...but what about a crowned blade?
Is there some kind of jig, homemade or otherwise, that will help sharpen a
I guess what I am asking for is any suggestions that people may have for
how to create and sharpen rounded corner/crowned plane blades, and for any
jigs that can be used for creating/sharpening said blades....
Thanks all for any help you can give...