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11-30-2016 03:34 AM

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I found this quick set-up surfing the internet and thought to share with my friends here on LumberJocks. The photo below shows how I set the iron in the honing guide to lap the bevel. These digital protractors are accurate, repeatable, and inexpensive. I lap the bevel at 30º creating a micro bevel. The purpose of this is to reduce sharpening time. Some people create 2 micro bevels. One for the medium stone and one for the fine stone, but I haven’t found this method to save any more time so I hone on the 4000 grit stone and the 8000 grit stone at the same

30º setting.


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#1 posted 11-30-2016 05:52 AM

I love folks thinking out side the box!!

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#2 posted 11-30-2016 12:25 PM

I think I may have a phone ap but I still prefer my rotary phone.

-- Google first, search forums second, ask questions later.

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#3 posted 11-30-2016 01:46 PM

Yes Mike I agree, but between the rotary phone and spreading glue my index finger is wearing thin…haha

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#4 posted 11-30-2016 01:58 PM

The iron is in the jig backwards. Does that make it easier?
Bill

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#5 posted 11-30-2016 02:03 PM

Bill once the angle is set in the jig proceed to sharpen on sharping stone.

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#6 posted 11-30-2016 07:55 PM

Wow really why didn’t I think of this. Thx for sharing its right in front of me….. Ugh

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 11-30-2016 07:59 PM

Ken I know right in front of us da, just finish cleaning and honing five no.4 in snap! This take the margin of error right ouf of the equations. Repeatability in a snap!

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#8 posted 11-30-2016 08:01 PM

Oh yea

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#9 posted 11-30-2016 08:29 PM

Great idea, thanks for posting.

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#10 posted 11-30-2016 11:43 PM

Wonderful idea, I almost never use my Wixey, now that might change.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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#11 posted 12-01-2016 02:42 AM

The one thing I hate about reading the forums is my forehead gets sore from slapping it. “Duh!!”

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#12 posted 12-01-2016 03:02 AM

Muleskinner wait til you try sharpening a blade wear a helmet! Today I hone 5 blade in the time I normally do 2, oh man it like a barber on the leather strap. Let call it the Barber Method ha.ha.

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#13 posted 12-02-2016 03:57 PM

Outstanding!

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