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Shopmade sharpening jig for Worksharp3000

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Project by corydoras posted 03-23-2014 01:33 PM 2203 views 31 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My jointer blades needed sharpening, and trying to figure out a way to do this on the Worksharp3000 I purchased a while ago, I turned to my old friend Google.
After seeing the jointer/planer blade sharpening jig made for the Tormak, I figured that the toolrest on the worksharp could be thefoundation of a similar jig, so this is how it turned out.

I am not sure if this could also work for the worksharp2000, or not. but if it has the same toolrest, it should.

The jig svivels on the toolrest, and along with height adjustment of the toolrest, you are able to set it to the right bevel of the blades.

To my understanding this setup wok best for light honing and sharpening, due to lack of large adjustments in depyh after the jig is set up.

So if you have nicks in your blades, you might have to do a couple of readjustments as you are going through courser grits.

This I am not sure of, since I just built this and has no nicks in my knifes that I have to get rid of…..yet.

The grinding/honing is achieved by putting light pressure on the “sled” as you move it back and forth.

The burr on the back is honed away freehand as seen in the demonstration in the video of the build in the link below.

Video: http://bit.ly/1irpQpt

Thanks for watching

Sketchup/PDF plans are available at My Website

Best regards
C

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<





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Gibernak

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#1 posted 03-23-2014 02:42 PM

This caught my attention right away. Jigs for the work sharp is always useful. It looks very inventive and interesting. Using the original tool bar that’s cool. Does it take handplane irons as well? Thanks for sharing your ingenuity.

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#2 posted 03-23-2014 02:51 PM

Good thinking cool idea,very well done

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tyvekboy

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#3 posted 03-23-2014 03:05 PM

Good adaptation of the worksharp. Thanks for saring.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#4 posted 03-23-2014 07:32 PM

Thanks for sharing such a great idea – I’ll have to make one for my 3000.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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farmerdude

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#5 posted 03-23-2014 09:48 PM

This is great! Fantastic job, I need to give it a try. Thanks for posting this.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#6 posted 03-24-2014 12:03 AM

very cleaver ,sweet

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Roger

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#7 posted 03-24-2014 12:43 AM

Very inventive. A jig like this is so much more accurate than freehanding.

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

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#8 posted 03-24-2014 12:21 PM

nice idea.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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corydoras

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#9 posted 03-24-2014 03:51 PM

Thank you guys for the kind words.
@Gibernak, no it will only take planer/jointer knifes fro powered tools

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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