Homemade sharpening jig for turning tools for less than $2.00. I made this jig primarily because I didn’t want to spend $100 for a professional one. All the wood is scrap from other projects. The only reason it cost anything was because I didn’t have the 5/16” hex bolts and wing nuts. I doubled up 1/2” oak scrap plywood for the base, and 3/4” scrap solid oak for the cradle. This jig is very easy to use. Just set the gouge in the cradle, resting it on the fine stone of my bench top grinder, a few light rotations, and it’s like new. A peg board hook and a rubberband makes for easy storage. This is about an hour project to make and only a few minutes to attach and adjust.