A couple of posts back, I wrote about a simple shop-made honing jig that I use regularly in my woodworking tool sharpening operation.
Being elated at seeing more than 10…yes ten!!! responses to that post from the LJs readership, I was inspired to entertain the idea of creating an on-going blog series covering similar tools and accessories cobbled together from the scrap wood bins, random parts bins and ‘Hudnut’ boxes of the handsawgeek world.
Since my workshop operates on a really tight budget, all of the items to be presented here are ones that I will have actually made and used because I have not committed the funds necessary to go out and purchase the commercially available version.
Most of the items to be offered here will definitely not be precision, state of the art devices. Some of them will likely be down-right gnarly and ugly, fashioned from gnarly and ugly materials. All of them, however, will be something that I have found to be somewhat useful in my own shop. They may or may not work for yours….
To start off, here are pics and links to some of my earlier posts covering widgets that definitely fit in this category.
Keep that hardware and them small parts under control.
45 Degree Rip Jig
For hand sawing a 45 rip cut on a long board
Simple Vise Mounted Planing Stop
An old reliable benchtop accessory
Hope you will follow along, and thanks for reading!