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Blog series by rhett updated 01-12-2014 05:19 PM 3 parts 4162 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Plane iron sharpening jig

05-11-2013 08:42 PM by rhett | 2 comments »

Wanted to share this jig I made, to quickly and accurately square up blades for sharpening. I have been doing alot of that lately and wanted to show the device I fabricated. Took pictures today while I made it…. so here we go. It takes a toggle clamp and some scrap wood to complete. It’s based on the idea of making a permenant block to reference your honing aid from. Adding the clamp essentialliy gives you an extra hand, so you can focus on getting the guide tight and...

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Part 2: Two Piece Jig to Make 1" Thick Bent Lamination

01-06-2014 09:51 PM by rhett | 3 comments »

Too cold to spray finish and waiting on blades, so here is a quick blog on a technique to make matching curves for bent laminations. NOTE: The desired final thickness of your lamination is equal to the diameter of the bottom bearing trim bit you use in this method. Blanks for the jig. 4 pieces of 3/4” ply to make a 3” deep jig. Cut and faired 1/4” template is used to get initial curve on a piece of 3/4” ply. Flush trimmed curve is used as bearing reference...

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Part 3: Using the lamination jig

01-12-2014 05:19 PM by rhett | 1 comment »

This video has next to zero production value but is a cool process none the less. The strips of ash are dry fit in the jig to get the initial bend, then glued and put back in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zd8rwZ4gQI&list=HL1389547025&feature=mh_lolz Hope it motivates others to try something new.

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