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Project by MrMark posted 03-22-2009 02:04 AM 3948 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ginned this up this afternoon, I may switch the clamping screws to the top to make setup easier, but it seemed to work like a champ with my ghetto scary sharp setup.

-EDIT- added a pic in action





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AaronK

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#1 posted 03-22-2009 02:50 AM

not sure how this works – could you get a pic in action?

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MrMark

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#2 posted 03-22-2009 03:26 AM

AaronK – basically the clamping screws pull the two blocks together securing the blade, how far from the edge you attach the jig sets the angle and the rollers , er well, roll over the sandpaper so you aren’t sanding your blocks. HTH.

Cheers

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Chris

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#3 posted 03-22-2009 04:16 AM

Nice inexpensive solution – and it looks like it probably works about as well as most of the commercial jigs.

-- Chris

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gjd

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#4 posted 03-22-2009 04:28 AM

Looks like an effective jig to get sharp! I concur with Chris, every bit as good as many commercial jigs. With the 2 wheels its probably more stable than the 1 wheeled aluminum jig from HD.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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AaronK

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#5 posted 03-22-2009 05:49 AM

duh. how stupid of me! nice work there… much better than my nasty jig.

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 03-22-2009 05:58 AM

looks awesome

you make ghetto look good ;o)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Karson

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#7 posted 03-22-2009 06:20 AM

Looks like a great useable jib.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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ChrisCook

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#8 posted 03-24-2009 06:05 PM

Nice job! Im sure it makes sharpening a little easier. I need to go ahead and make something similar one of these days. I still just do scary sharp by hand.

-- Location: Birmingham, AL - Stimulate this Mr. President!

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Sammo

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#9 posted 01-10-2014 04:10 AM

How low of an angle can you get with your jig?

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