|Project by PaBull||posted 06-27-2016 03:17 AM||1669 views||17 times favorited||18 comments|
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