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    James Wright
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    I have wanted to make a cambered iron for my #5 for a wile but I made the limitation that I would not use power tools in any of my shop projects and I did not want to shape the iron by hand with sand paper or files just due to the time involved.

    But with 400 BF of rough white oak sitting there I needed one so I bit the bullet grabbed the sand paper and went to town.

    The amazing thing is it only took me 5 minutes or so to get the shape and a few more to sharpen it.

    I was blown away at how easy it was and how long I had been putting it off.

    I don’t know if there is a moral to this story but I would say it surprised me so much it was worth a post. I was expecting 1-2 hours and in the end it was only 15 minutes from picking the plane up to putting it away.

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    • Sides
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      James,

       

      You need a hand crank grinding wheel. They work great.

    • James Wright
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      I almost bought one a few weeks back A guy had a 18″ wheal with a hand crank. but I could not get the money together and a decorator got it.

    • Sides
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      I almost bought one a few weeks back A guy had a 18″ wheal with a hand crank. but I could not get the money together and a decorator got it.

      That is a huge hand cranker. Mine will take a 6″ wheel. I think I paid $25 for it on eBay.

    • James Wright
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      Ya it was fairly cool. it was geared down from the hand crank so once you got it going it was easy to keep going.

       

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