Fig 14 Honing A Wood Chisel

during the grinding process. The grinding is continued until the edge is turned and a "wire edge" is produced. This may be determined by examining the work critically, or by drawing the flat side across the palm of the hand. If a shiny, flat surface shows at the end, or if the flat side is perfectly smooth at the end, it is an indication that more grinding is necessary.

After the tool is ground to a turned edge, it is brought to a cutting edge on a flat oilstone. It is held at 60 or 70 deg., as shown in Figure 14, thus making another bevel. The tool is given three or four firm forward strokes, and then is placed flat on the stone with the beveled side up and given a few more forward strokes. This removes the wire edge and brings the tool to a fine cutting condition.

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