|Microbevels front and back.|
|Use a jig.|
|Copyright (c) 2002-15, Brent Beach|
|Leonard Lee||The Complete Guide to Sharpening|
|Popular Woodworking||Hand Tool Essentials|
|Mike Darlow||Fundamentals of Woodturning|
|Leonard Samuels||Metallographic Polishing By Mechanical Methods, Fourth Edition, 2003.|
|Struers - in the metallography supply business||A slightly more recent take on Grinding and Polishing.|
|John D. Verhoeven||Experiments on Knife Sharpening|
|Steve Elliott||Steve has a QX3 and has done some excellent testing using a variety of different blades, some of which he made himself. He also has a group of pages on tuning planes, most notable on setting the cap iron!|
|Peter Michaux||Peter has done some innovative thinking about plane operation. He has also outlined the mother of all plane operation testing experiments.|
An item originally on Woodnet in which he shows a very low price version of my honing setup that he calls the The 10 Cent Sharpening System. This down market version is enough to give a woodworker a sense of the look and feel of shop-made-jig-based sharpening.
I think the added expense of glass plates, PSA backed abrasive sheets, and a more carefully sized jig would repay the additional cost. Expect to spend about $25 (plus shipping for materials you cannot source locally) by the time you are done. That includes enough abrasive to sharpen/hone 500 plane irons - or 1 plane iron 500 times.
|Ken Vaughn||A couple of pages on Sharpening using belt sanders, grinders, and sheet abrasives on glass.|