Sharpening Station

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Project by RustySpur posted 09-02-2012 09:53 AM 5829 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a way to sharpen my plane irons and chisels. After hours of playing around on the internet, I found the Lie Nielsen’s Angle Setting Jig ( was just the right thing for me. I built it with a scrap piece of 3/4” ply and some hardwood I use to practice hand planning. Put a few coats of wax to prevent water from soaking into the wood. I place my waterstones on the rubber pad. I really like the preset angle stops.

Oh yea, the granite is left over from my wife’s hunt for kitchen counters. It’s a left over sample. I put a piece of wet/dry sand paper on it smooth out the stones.

-- russ from texas - garage shop weekend warrior

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#1 posted 09-02-2012 11:41 PM

I took a hand tool course at Kelly Mehler’s school in 2006. Deneb Pulkowski, from Lie-Nielsen was the instructor and this is one of the projects we built. I still use it to this day. You’ll love it.

-- Fast is fine, but accurate is final. The real trick is learning to take your time when you're in a hurry. - Wyatt Earp

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 01:18 AM


-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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