Jointer/Planer Knife Sharpening Block

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Project by horsch posted 01-10-2013 02:09 AM 4449 views 23 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw the Deulen sharpening jig a while ago and was really taken by its simplicity. When I came upon this post I knew I had to make one. Thanks to Woodshaver and the drawing he includes in his post it was a snap. The only thing i would add to his instructions is to drill the pilot holes for the screws before you cut the beveled slots for the blades. I did this out of order and had a bit of cleaning up to do in the grooves due to tearout from the drill bit. I may have gone a bit overboard with the screw holes, but I figure this gives me a bit more flexibility and saves me from having to make two of these for my 13” planer and my 6” jointer. For finish I put on a few coats of Waterlox. Not much else to say except don’t put this one off, go make one for yourself. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-10-2013 02:20 AM

Looks good, hope it works.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 02:31 AM

It’s nice to see you decided to make one using my pattern. At first look I thought it was my jig! LOL!

It looks great! And they work so well. I just used my jig the other day to sharpen my Surface planer blades.

Always keep them sharp!

Nice Job,

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

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#3 posted 01-10-2013 05:19 AM

Good job.

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#4 posted 01-10-2013 05:39 AM

Very nice jig, thanks for sharing. I think I’ll try one.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 01-10-2013 05:13 PM

I have 3 sets of extra blades lyimg around for my Dewalt planer. I might have to give this a try.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 01-10-2013 07:01 PM

This is a clever Idea, I missed Wooshaver´s post

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#7 posted 01-10-2013 07:38 PM

Looks real good. I started making one a while back, its almost done just need to tap the screw holes and put a finish on it. Thanks for posting and thanks to woodshaver for the original post also.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#8 posted 01-10-2013 10:11 PM

Very nice job. Thanks for posting

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#9 posted 01-11-2013 04:33 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments. It must have been a pretty slow day on Lumberjocks for a copycat to make it into the top three. I am sure the jig works great, but I will put up another comment here with some action shots of my jointer knives getting sharpened.

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#10 posted 01-11-2013 04:42 AM

Congratulations on your Daily Top 3! Copy or not you made it and You earned it! Great job!
Come to think of it I copied it too! Thank you Mr. Deulen.

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

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