Brent's Home Page

Copyright (c) 2002-09, Brent Beach

Plane Irons - Sharpening and Testing These pages describe how I sharpen and test plane blades. I use sheet abrasives glued to glass and a simple wooden shop made jig to get consistely excellent edges. The testing includes results for over 20 different makes of plane blades.

Saw filing I have also developed a simple, shop-made wooden jig to hold a saw sharpening file. The jig ensures accurate rake and bevel angles.

Sharpening chisels. A jig to handle the full range of Chisel sizes and shapes.

The Intel QX3 microscope. An amazing toy (under $50 off the internet) that can open the microscopic world to you.

Travel My wife Brenda and I have travelled around the world with our bicycles, and visted other places using more conventional transport.