|Project by lysdexic||posted 02-27-2012 12:47 AM||10831 views||27 times favorited||62 comments|
In Jim Tolpin’s The New Traditional Woodworker he states that all sharpening gear should be out and ready to go. You should not place anything down in that space, even temporarily, that will get in the way.
In that spirit and made simple sharpening station / jig to lower my energy of sharpening activation. The design is borrowed from Lie Nielsen’s free PDF. I recently purchased a set of oil stones and this jig allows quick bevel angle set up – to include microbevels. Instead of screwing a stop to the surface I decided to route a 3mm deep recesses (during which I made several mistakes). The most important thing is that instead of having a single “station” in which a place different stones, these are all out ready to go from soft – hard -black – transluscent with no fuss.
I left room so the lids can be used to keep away the inevitable dust.
The 1/8” shim is used for microbevels.
The granite and sand paper serve a variety of purposes.
The strop is a gift from a fellow LJ.
-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty