In the spirit of the handsawgeek mantra of “build it on the cheap”, here is this week’s shop tool offering…
If you are into using ‘scary sharp’ with sandpaper on a slab or glass plates, this is a really ridiculously simple honing guide that works surprisingly well.
A block of hardwood, a fender washer and a screw are all it takes. Just make sure that the block is precisely square and straight on all sides.
A version for chisels can be made as well. Just substitute a mending plate and two screws.