30 degree Micro Feed Hand Plane Iron Sharpening Jig.

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dynamike posted 02-13-2015 10:27 PM 7109 views 21 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got sick of wondering, is my blade as sharp as it could be? Is the angle correct? So I made a jig for that!
Now I know that every blade isn’t always Ideal at 30 degrees, but it’s a great starting point. The adjustment screw is a 6-32 thread and I figure every half turn of the micro adjusting screw, moves the blade about .005 closer to the grinding disk. In the last 2 photos you can see the edge after just 3 passes and how far off I actually was. The last photo shows a perfectly straight 30 degree wedge. I cleaned up the feather hairs on the diamond pad. She cut’s like a hot knife through butter now.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

12 comments so far

View mafe's profile


11741 posts in 3234 days

#1 posted 02-14-2015 12:47 PM

Good thinking here.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Kaleb the Swede

1861 posts in 2115 days

#2 posted 02-14-2015 12:49 PM

Very smart and very fast too. Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 2438 days

#3 posted 02-14-2015 01:54 PM

Clever and well thought out!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View Julian's profile


1369 posts in 2836 days

#4 posted 02-14-2015 04:02 PM

Very clever as others mentioned. You should submit you idea to some of the woodworking magazines. I would guess you would win a prize for the best jig.

-- Julian

View calisdad's profile


334 posts in 1655 days

#5 posted 02-14-2015 04:47 PM

Brilliant !!

-- Groveland, CA.

View TheWoodenOyster's profile


1317 posts in 2080 days

#6 posted 02-14-2015 06:18 PM

Yet another brilliant sharpening apparatus. Well done!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

View LJackson's profile


295 posts in 1739 days

#7 posted 02-14-2015 08:23 PM

How do you ensure that the edge of the blade is perpendicular to the side of the blade?

View luv2learn's profile


2848 posts in 2448 days

#8 posted 02-14-2015 09:19 PM

Well thought out. Thanks for sharing your jig with us.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View Dynamike's profile


83 posts in 1484 days

#9 posted 02-15-2015 04:13 AM

@LJackson, I could always add a strip to one side to insure the blade starts out and stays perpendicular, but my goal was to make sure the blade didn’t move once I began and it doesn’t. Besides the lateral adjusting lever on the frog will compensate for any irregularity that I may have built in while sharpening. Those were my thoughts at the time!

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

View Dynamike's profile


83 posts in 1484 days

#10 posted 02-15-2015 04:17 AM

Thank you all for your Comments.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

View CharlieK's profile


558 posts in 3938 days

#11 posted 02-15-2015 04:10 PM

Very clever. I love it when people create new designs!

-- Adjustable Height Workbench Plans

View 489tad's profile


3432 posts in 3157 days

#12 posted 08-09-2015 04:54 AM

I like this! Its a great design and well built.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics