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Jointer/planer Knife Sharpening Jig's Part 2

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Edit … Your blades may be different than mine. So your cut for the blades may be a different depth.

This time I made it fancy like the Deulen $50 dollar and $96 dollar Knife Sharpening Jig’s!
My cost $7.50 for screws!

See My old prototype here > http://lumberjocks.com/projects/70287

The first one I made was a trial/experiment made using some soft wood and now these two jig’s are the real deal made using hard Bamboo flooring. I planed the flooring boards flat and glued up a stack of 4 boards to make the blank. Then cut the 45 degree cuts to form the slot’s and grip’s. I drilled a hole in the end to hold the Allen wrench.

The joiner blank is 2 1/4”W X 1 7/8”H X 5 L” I made two 45 degree cuts in the 2 1/4” bottom side to hold the blades and drilled and tapped the bamboo, used 4 set screws hold the blades in place.

I use the Deulen method to sharpen the knives 10 strokes on each of 220-, 320- and 400 sandpaper then once on the 400 laying flat to clean the edge. I use my table saw table for the flat surface. I have some tempered glass that I could use also!

Thank for peeking in!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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DouginVa

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#1 posted 597 days ago

I went out and bought the metal ones….but after seeing yours I wished I’d done my own in wood like yours. They are much nicer looking than what I bought and I’m sure they do the job equally as well.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 597 days ago

Simple, functional, and beautiful what else is there to say? Thanks for sharing these great looking sharpening jigs with all of us.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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AJswoodshop

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#3 posted 597 days ago

Very cool! I’ll have to make one of those soon!

Keep up the good work!
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Roger

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#4 posted 597 days ago

Super nice Tony. Thnx fer sharin. These look much better than those high dollar ones out there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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kiefer

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#5 posted 597 days ago

Great looking sharpening jigs my friend ,and I will make copies ASAP!
Looking at the shape of the jigs I wonder if a piece of handrail would work ?
Good way to cut down the sharpening budget .
Well done and appreciate it.

-- Kiefer 松

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 597 days ago

Kiefer,
I’m LOL!! My wife said the same thing!! Love to see you jig’s when you get done!

Thanks a bunch for the nice compliments everyone!
Tony

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Woz

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#7 posted 597 days ago

Nice!! I need to get on the ball & make a set of these! My jointer knives need some love. What angle did you cut the grooves for the blades?

-- I have cut this board twice & now it's too short!!-Me-too many times.

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Woodwrecker

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#8 posted 597 days ago

Really nice job.
That is a lot more friendly to my wallet and it looks great.
That tapped set screw idea is smart.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 597 days ago

Woz,
The grooves are cut at 45 degrees. A 7 1/4” holllow ground plywood balde or (skill saw balde) is just the right thickness I needed for the groove. I put that blade my table saw and made the cut’s with that blade. All the cuts on the blank were at 45 degrees.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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John

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#10 posted 597 days ago

Way Cool…..I love working bamboo as long as you don’t mind the splinters. I need to make me another one so I can try out the set screw idea. Nice Job Woodshaver.

-- John

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 597 days ago

Thank you John! I didn’t get many splinters at all! Must of been some good flooring!! LOL!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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hunter71

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#12 posted 596 days ago

I have started making my jig, you came in just in time to make the job easier. Thanks, Doug

Hay, how come the pictures of everyone else’s shop never has ANY sawdust on anything?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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HalDougherty

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#13 posted 596 days ago

Great job on the jig! I missed your first one, I don’t know how I passed over a great post. I could have been using my sharpener this morning. I’ve got 4 sets of blades for my Rigid 13” planer that could use a touch up before I start planing some hard maple. Thanks for sharing!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Tom Godfrey

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#14 posted 596 days ago

I made a sharping jig a few years back but nothing compared to yours. Mine has worked well for me and uses the same idea but just on a much smaller scale. Think now i will make mine like yours.
Most of all thanks for sharing the detailed drawings. Cant see spending a lot of money when we can make our own.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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woodshaver

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#15 posted 596 days ago

Edit … Your blades may be different than mine. So your cut to hold the blades may be a different depth.

I added this note because all blades are not equal.
On the larger jig I made a little shallower cut for my thin Ridgid blades, The Ridgid blades are very narrow and my joiner blades are much wider so the cut for that jig was bit deeper, (check the photo’s).
I’m sure the members here on LJ’s woulld design their jig’s around the blades they are using!

Happy jiging!

Tony

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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