Bevel Sharpening Direction
Should I start at the heel of the bevel and keep sharpening until it
reaches the tip, or do I start from the tip of the tool and keep
sharpening my way back to the heel of the bevel?
Michael Dresdner: Neither. You should be sharpening in such a
way that the bevel angle stays the same, which means you will be
hitting the whole bevel at once. When sharpening on a round wheel to
create a hollow grind, that may mean that you will contact the center
of the bevel first, then grind outward to both the tip and heel
This article originally appeared in the Woodworker's Journal eZine.
Click here for information on this free, twice monthly online publication.
Copyright; 2010 Woodworker's Journal
All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval devices or systems, without prior written permission from the publisher.