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Project by schloemoe posted 09-08-2010 07:15 PM 2251 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know this isn’t a wood project but I need to know if anyone can tell me what this stuff is for. I think it is part to a sharpening system but I’m not sure. I do know the last item is for sharpening chisels the rest of it I don’t have a clue. This stuff was all laying on a table at a yard sale I was at the other day and I ask the guy what it was for and he couldn’t tell me either so he just gave it to me . He said maybe I could figure out what it was. I’m counting on you guys and gals to figure it out with me….....................Thanks for looking…...................Schloemoe

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Mark Whitsitt

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 07:27 PM

My guess is that those are all tool sharpening jigs (chisels, or plane irons, but really big ones, I guess!)
Just a guess…


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#2 posted 09-08-2010 07:31 PM

Looks like it may be some kind of sharpening fence setup for a grinder?

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 07:34 PM

The last pic is a holder to sharpen chisels…

The 1st three pics look like “could be” parts of a Mortice & Tenoning Jig as demonstrated at the recent IWF show.
... digging deep for that one…. :)

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 07:35 PM

The third picture is for sure a sharpening jig for wider items like plane irons. You are right about the last item as well, it is for chisels. Not sure what the fence looking item is and the other stuff. You may just start searching for sharpening systems until you see some of these items. You might be surprised how fast you find something that matches. Looks like you got a great deal if it was all for free.

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 07:43 PM

The top left looks like some kind of fence. The bottom left and right are for sure jigs for chisels and plane irons. the rest may be from some other jig system would be my guess.

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 07:46 PM

Hey Schloemoe,
The no.4 picture is for sharpening plane blades and chisels. I’m not sure about the rest. Rand

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#7 posted 09-08-2010 07:48 PM

the sharpening jig that everyone knows. The wide one looks like a shop made sharpening jig. Most manufactures would put a larger wheel, or two, on something that big. The rest looks like cut up pieces of fence with pieces of jigs and hold downs. Kind of like this

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 09-08-2010 09:46 PM

It looks like it would work as a holder for sharpening jointer blades.

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#9 posted 09-09-2010 12:16 AM

Looks like the jigs are made out of a metal door jamb. Will watch with interest.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 09-09-2010 01:34 AM

That extrusion in the 1st pic looks like it could be a fence or a track to hold tools on. That last picture looks like it is for holding a chisel or plane blade but it does not look like it fits in the extrusion. But, the price was right- half price or free!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 09-09-2010 03:30 AM

I believe the first picture is an extrusion that is secured in place at the grinding wheel. The holder (holding the plane blade, jointer knife, etc.) then slides left and right giving am even pass across the stone.

The remaining pics are either part of the kit or sold separately, but are part of a sharpening system.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#12 posted 09-09-2010 04:09 AM

I have to agree with Jim Jakosh, I think he has nailed it.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 09-09-2010 03:41 PM

forget sharping planes and chisels. It is used for sharping minds. look how many minds it has worked on so far since you put in on L.J. mine included.


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#14 posted 09-09-2010 10:13 PM

I do not know what the intended use was for the first bits and pieces….they are definitely intended for a T-track system…I see a T-track stop, some knobs….bolts…etc. I have a bunch of these on hand for jig making and for clamping stuff on my jigs and tables. Incra also makes some items like that that fit its positioner? It is used to slide the pieces along the fence to the router or table saw. The last item is indeed a sharpening jig as the roller is intended to roll on a stone while keeping the blade at the prescribed angle. I have a veritas that someone gave me that looks very similar.

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#15 posted 09-10-2010 12:03 AM

Looks like all sharpening tools to me.

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