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Posted on Veritas Mark II Honing Guide worthwhile?

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#1 posted 01-17-2009 04:42 AM

It looks like those that have the MK II are pretty pleased with it. I inspected than bought it yesterday (very well made) brought it home and started practising on a old block plane blade that was really in tough shape. I am not done with it yet, but it is really taking shape. My question to other users is what do you do about the short stroke you get? I was using 11” strips of paper but I estimate I only got to utiilize the first 6” before the jig went off the paper. Does the difference in height of the paper to the solid work surface make a difference in honing when the roller drops off the paper, but the blade is still on the paper? In addition, I was going to buy some waterstones, which are not cheap, but the Nortons are all 8” long and I will get even less surface stroke. Is that worth it? I am just starting on this, so any insight is greatly appreciated.


I used to ski, but I took up woodworking to save money.

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