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conifur

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12-26-2015 12:07 AM

Thinking about this for chisels and bench/block plane sharpening, need your comments or suggestions for a different one. Plus stone or diamond?
http://www.woodcraft.com/product/153784/veritas-sharpening-system.aspx

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski


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#1 posted 12-26-2015 12:21 AM

I have that honing guide. Frankly, I rarely use it. Only a couple of times with a wide, beveled plane blade. Other than that, I don’t use it. Why? Because I got it in a package deal that included the other Veritas honing guide which I like very much. This one:

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/833173/veritas-mk-ii-honing-guide.aspx

This is a much better guide and only a few dollars more. You will probably be happier with the MKII. Easy to set up, easy to use, and gives very good results.

Good Luck!

-- Mike

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#2 posted 12-26-2015 01:58 AM

I agree with Mike. Got the one you linked to, fought with it too much, moved to the MKII, and am very happy.

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#3 posted 12-26-2015 02:04 AM

I use the MKII with DMT fine and extra extra fine diamond plates and then hone with compound on a block of hardwood, the whole operation takes only minutes to get razor sharp.

-- Brian Noel

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#4 posted 12-26-2015 02:09 AM

Ya in my price range and looked at it too, but the size of chisels and only 1.5”’ wide for planer blades and mine are a bit wider, if I go to the wider one, it wont handle my smaller chisels, they just keep fa fa fa!!!! Chris Rock in Leatal Weapon 3

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#5 posted 12-26-2015 02:14 AM

I’ve sharpened a 1/8” chisel on the Mk. II. Also sharpened a 2 5/8” plane blade on it. Should cover just about everything. The only exception would be something like a mortise chisel where it’s got too much of an angle from the face and the back.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#6 posted 12-26-2015 03:25 AM

I totally concur. Doubt I could the results I do with my chisels and irons without my MKII. I use wet/dry paper to 2500 grit on a piece of granite countertop. I’m very satisfied with the results.

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#7 posted 12-26-2015 03:51 AM

Been using the MK1 since it came out. Lately, it has been used to re-establish a bevel. IF I want a 25 degree bevel on a blade, I can set it up with the MK1. Then I final sharpen by hand. About the only thing I have trouble with is the tapered plane irons, like from Ohio Tool Co./Auburn Tool Co. planes.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#8 posted 12-26-2015 07:45 AM

If you have an MKII, you can also use the “narrow blade holder” also from LV.
Works nicely down to 1/8 inch.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#9 posted 12-26-2015 01:12 PM

I’ll cast another vote for the MK II. LV is offering free shipping until January 5th for orders >$40.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=51868&cat=1,43072,43078&ap=1

-- Art

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conifur

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#10 posted 12-26-2015 01:56 PM

The Mark II standard size will handle my plane irons width but chisels only down to 1/2”’ in width.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#11 posted 12-26-2015 07:01 PM



The Mark II standard size will handle my plane irons width but chisels only down to 1/2” in width.

- conifur

No, it holds thinner than that. I have the same Mk II jig you do and sharpen an 1/8” chisel just fine.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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conifur

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#12 posted 12-26-2015 07:17 PM

Then the specs in the description is incorrect. If so from all here that is the one I will get, the M kII standard size.
Yes wood craft sez to 1/4”’ , It was the other site I was looking at that said to 1/2”’. Thanks.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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