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Positive chisel honing guide stop

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Project by PaBull posted 06-27-2016 03:17 AM 1415 views 17 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am working on my sharpening station and as I am putting stones in place and do some more sharpening, I fumble again with my cheap $10 honing guide. I tried filing it into shape like Lie Nielsen shows on their website, but it might be me, but I just don’t have fine sensitive fingers to get that chisel right into that beveled grove. With plane irons I do not have that problem, only the chisels.

So I was thinking of giving the chisel some more support, as I am loading them into the honing guide. The only way to do that is turning the honing guide upside down and build a wooden contraption of some sort. I took a piece of 3/4×4x4.5” pine. Now you need to drop the jig about 1/4” into the wood to be able to get support for the chisel. This Dado is just over 1-1/2” wide and 1/4” deep.

Next is your 40mm and 30mm stops for your 25 and 30 degrees, and you have your positive honing guide stop ready to go.

Now my 10 year old daughter can come and help me sharpen chisels.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower





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majuvla

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#1 posted 06-27-2016 03:59 AM

Very good idea. I bought same thing and having trouble to set correct posittion.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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PaBull

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#2 posted 06-27-2016 04:07 AM

Thanks Ivan,
I hate to say, i should have made this thing 10 years ago.
The good thing is this will now take the need away a bit to have to buy the fancy Lie Nielsen honing jig.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 06-27-2016 05:03 AM

I like how the chisel squares up in the jig, good job PaBull!

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PaBull

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#4 posted 06-27-2016 05:09 AM

Thanks Wahoo, I thought the same.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 06-27-2016 01:45 PM

This sharpening jig looks very reliable. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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CincyRW

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#6 posted 06-27-2016 02:29 PM

Now THAT is a great idea. Rest assured, I will be shamelessly copying this for my shop.

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jayseedub

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#7 posted 06-27-2016 02:40 PM

I’ve long thought about making something to perform this function, and seeing it in action saves me some design-scribbles in the old shop notebook! I’m making it this week—thanks!

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splintergroup

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#8 posted 06-27-2016 02:59 PM

I feel your pain!

For years I silently curse every time I try to set the chisel into the same jig and I swear I’ll make some setup fixtures so next time will be easy. I never do!

This should help give me a kick in the butt..

Nice job!

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PaBull

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#9 posted 06-27-2016 03:03 PM

@Helluvawreck, i take that as a complement, thanks.

@Cincy, copy your heart out!

@Jay, keep us posted with your take on this guide.

@Splinter, I hope this will stop your from cursing in the future.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Richard

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#10 posted 06-27-2016 04:33 PM

This is something that everyone who has one of those guides ( including me ) needs to have.

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PaBull

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#11 posted 06-27-2016 04:45 PM

@Richard, that is a very strong statement!
Should we put this in the “bi-laws” of Lumberjocks.com?

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Richard

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#12 posted 06-27-2016 05:28 PM


@Richard, that is a very strong statement!
Should we put this in the “bi-laws” of Lumberjocks.com?

- PaBull


Don’t know if we need to go that far but something like this sure saves a lot of frustration in setting up one of these jigs for sharpening a chisel. Some of the more expensive ones have better ways of doing it but I don’t own one of those.

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onecarwallace

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#13 posted 06-27-2016 05:29 PM

I thought I was the only one…I have my next project now. Thanks!

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PaBull

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#14 posted 06-27-2016 05:35 PM

@Richard, I was just being funny, but it took me only 30 minutes to design and make, but i know i will have years of fun with this little jig.

@Onecarwallce, you are welcome! :-)

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Richard

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#15 posted 06-27-2016 06:03 PM



@Richard, I was just being funny, but it took me only 30 minutes to design and make, but i know i will have years of fun with this little jig.

@Onecarwallce, you are welcome! :-)

- PaBull


No problem :). But I am going to make one of these so thanks for posting it.

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