|Project by Bill Akins||posted 05-11-2009 02:53 PM||14009 views||28 times favorited||13 comments|
Since I started turning last year, I have had a hard time sharpening my gouges. I was thinking of ordering one of those nice jigs. After studying them a bit I came up with this, for under $10. I used some scrap poplar and screwed it into my workbench. I picked up a toggle clamp at Woodcraft. The center piece that holds the tool can be slid into place and clamped down. It can then be slid out and stored out of the way.
Making your own jigs can be fun and also save money.
-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.