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Sharpening angle setup jig

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Project by Davynurse posted 09-29-2013 05:26 PM 1668 views 18 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of the lie-nielson jig, I just made mine a little smaller and I got rid of the part that you put your stone on because waterstones make a mess and would ruin the plywood. I set up the 4 most popular angles that I would use and the 1/8 inch thick shim will apply a 2 degree microbevel. It works like a dream, I should have made one years ago. Just scrap 1/2 inch ply wood and some scrap 3/4 inch thick oak for the stops. Took me about an hour to put together and it was worth it, take a couple hours and make your own!

-- Arguments with furniture are rarely productive. (Kehlog Albran)





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#1 posted 09-29-2013 06:00 PM

Very nice. I need to make one of these.

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#2 posted 09-29-2013 06:07 PM

Nice project

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#3 posted 09-29-2013 08:08 PM

There a video on how these works? I see similar ones every now and again but can’t quite figure out how you use them. Are the blocks themselves cut to the angles written on them?

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#4 posted 09-29-2013 08:22 PM

Davy, you should add a photo or two showing them in use.

Schoffeine, they are used with a sharpening Jig. The guide you in positioning the blade in the jig to get the correct angle.

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#5 posted 09-29-2013 11:48 PM

good idea!!

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#6 posted 09-29-2013 11:59 PM

I’ve been at a friends house using his tormek. I’ll post a couple how to use pics soon.

-- Arguments with furniture are rarely productive. (Kehlog Albran)

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#7 posted 09-30-2013 12:35 AM

-- Arguments with furniture are rarely productive. (Kehlog Albran)

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#8 posted 09-30-2013 12:39 AM

Thanks Davy. Will help folks get the concept. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 09-30-2013 12:45 AM

This jig is designed to set your plane blade or chisel projection coming out of your honing jig. The best part is it adds consistency to your sharpening habits. Even if the stops for example set your blade at 31 degrees instead of 30 that dosent matter because next time you set it your blade will have the exact same angle set by the different stops (per chris schwarz article)The stops are just rectangle blocks screwed down at a certain length away from the end of the jig and that sets your angle projection and then designated (in sharpie) of what angle stop your using. Takes all the guess work of sharpening and I have been getting the best results ever since using it. Good luck guys hope there clears up some of the point of use, if not just ask. Thanks for all the comments

-- Arguments with furniture are rarely productive. (Kehlog Albran)

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#10 posted 09-30-2013 01:01 AM

Here is a LN video that show’s its use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F7q5WGb4ZA

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#11 posted 09-30-2013 02:47 AM

Man, this is awesome. Just bought a honing guide – this will be built immediately.
Thanks.

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#12 posted 09-30-2013 06:27 AM

Great job. Will be building one of these this week. Thanks for sharing

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#13 posted 09-30-2013 01:46 PM

Should have scrolled down before thinking about it for the past 5 minutes… Appreciate the additional pictures, I was at a loss :) This is fantastic, added to favorites… Will definately have to do this soon! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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