|Project by Andre||posted 10-10-2014 03:55 AM||4306 views||18 times favorited||8 comments|
Not sure this is the right forum but whatever! A while back I commented on someone’s post about a simple sharpening jig I had seen. (Credit to Robert Van Norman at Inside Passage) Anyways to prove the point I came across a blade Planner/Jointer that had seen at Kiefers place (Hitachi Koki F1000A) and bought it. got some new blades and made up this simple jig. After a bit a pm on this beautiful machine, honed the new blades installed them and was totally amazed with the finished on this basic 2 blade machine!
Jig is 2 slots cut at 45 degree’s in a chunk of hardwood then I start with a 1000 water stone rotated in a gentle fashion on top of the blades, followed by a final polish with a 8000 water stone! ? Hard to describe but very simple if you have seen it done. The results are amazing. The piece of Birch in the last pic is smooth as glass! best of all after blades start to dull just pop them out and re-hone them. Caution very easy to cut yourself so extreme care is required!
-- Lifting one end of the plank.