Poor Man's "Wolverine" sharpening jig

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Project by George M posted 07-25-2011 10:35 PM 5050 views 31 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got hold of a Jet lathe a few weeks back, and with the completion of a project am getting around to playing with it. The chisel set that came with it is a pretty basic set and the owner had tried to sharpen them by hand. Needles to say they were almost unusable.

This month Woodcraft as their slow Grinder on sale. I picked one up yesterday and even though I had my eye on the Wolverine sharpening jig, thought to myself it really is a pretty basic design.

So today I took a couple of hours and came up with my own jig. I must admit I was a bit surprised at how well it worked.

-- George, Parker Colorado

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 11:00 PM

I want to comment your headline. _Poor Man’s “Wolverine” sharpening jig_. A poor man always look for better and inexpensive to solve problems.
And best, you always learn something during this way. Personly I,ve learn a much this way.
Keep on the good work

-- Lars, woodworker from Norway.

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#2 posted 07-26-2011 03:29 AM

a great idea and I will probably copy it. I was given a Jet 1236 and I have determined that if you want to be a good wood turner you WILL become a good tool sharpener. Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 07-26-2011 03:57 AM

Nice job on this one : ) thanks for sharing : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 07-26-2011 12:11 PM

very nice. I feel the makers of these types of things charge way way too much. I’m with you. If you can make it work by making it, well, there ya go. work/play safe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 07-26-2011 02:32 PM

That is very good. I will have to try this.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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