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Forum topic by Pungato posted 03-27-2011 09:12 PM 2235 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pungato

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03-27-2011 09:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: honing guide veritas mk ii plane

Purchased new MK II honing guide but not getting a true 90 degree angle on two different sets of chisels. I believe I am using registration guide properly. Material being removed too heavily on right side of chisels. Same result when micro beveling. Checked for squareness of registration guide to face of guide. Shows square. Chisels seemed properly clamped in place. Do you think the problem is my technique or some misalignment of guide? Thanks for your input.


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#1 posted 03-28-2011 02:35 AM

Could you post some photos picturing how you are using the guide so we can see what might be going wrong?

-- Joe

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 11:06 PM

Thanks for your reply, Joe. Three pictures attached. I think my guide is square and true. I’m thinking my technique is the problem. I pushed guide with left hand and held chisel to the stone with right—the same side that is off-square. I’ll try switching hands and see what happens. Chisels seem to seat properly on stone and stone is flat. If problem persists, maybe I’ll contact Veritas. Nice looking guitar stand and planer table. Good work. Best wises, Pungato

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 11:22 PM

The micro bevel function on the Mk II will always make the bevel slightly off square. Make sure that you have the micro bevel dial turned to the correct spot (I think it is up?). I don’t use the micro bevel function for this reason. What I do is shape all by blades and chisels to about 22-23 degrees and then hone to 25 degrees.

Tim

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#4 posted 03-30-2011 12:05 AM

that´s it you give the explanation to what is wrong you self if I read correct :-)
using that jiig you have to have both hands on the jiig and
use both pointing fingers on the tip uf the cheisel with even pressure
when you roll forth and back on the sharpeningstone
and when you sharpen plane irons its the same
but there you can use a little trick to round the blade slightly when sharpening
there is vidio´s around that show that thecnic better than I can explain :-)
and that is what I think you have done but only half of it and thats why you are off angled

take care
Dennis

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Pungato

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#5 posted 03-30-2011 01:59 AM

Thanks All. I’m new Lumber Jocks—sorry, LJ—so I am pleased to know there are folks out there willing to lend some assistance. Best, Pungato.

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#6 posted 03-30-2011 02:13 AM

Yep, Dennis nailed your problem. Both hands on the jig and support your stone securely with a clamp or equivalent. (I don’t use a stone, but wet/dry sandpaper on a 1×1 granite tile.

BTW – I’ve never had any problem getting the the micro bevel square, and I use it all the time. That’s what makes it scary sharp!

-- Joe

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 09:00 AM

you don´t have to be sorry for being new on L J and in woodworking
one way or another we all are newbies to something and learn every day we live …hopefully :-)

and the only stupid question is the one that is never spoken

by the way welcome to L J enjoy and have fun you cuoldn´t have found a better corner
to hang out on they are all very nice and will help you if they can …. just ask away :-)

take care
Dennis

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