Lee Valley Corner Inlay Jig / by Andrew Crawford

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Forum topic by rustynails posted 07-28-2011 06:30 AM 1182 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2011 06:30 AM

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Does anyone have one of the Lee Valley Corner Inlay Jigs designed by Andrew Crawford? (Box maker) If so what are your thoughts? Do you like it or can you give a small review on it? Would you buy it again? Any kind of input good or bad would be greatly appreciated. I know it’s pricy but does it work as advertized.

Thanks Richard

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#1 posted 07-28-2011 07:36 PM

I just looked it up. It solves a real problem. It’s really tricky to get a
corner like that square, and impossible to get them square every

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#2 posted 07-29-2011 04:05 AM

CR1….This is what their web site states on how to sharpen.



You will come to appreciate the fine edge that the chisel came with and the long-wearing properties of A2 tool steel once you finally have to resharpen it, as sharpening corner chisels is never an easy task! The difficulty lies in honing the two cutting edges right into the corner while keeping both edges straight and at 90° to the chisel. This is best done using a fine hone that has abrasive on only a single face (most diamond hones are made this way). This allows one face to be honed at a time, reducing the possibility of a step occurring on the adjacent face near the inside corner. Go slowly, feel for the contact of the hone on the bevel face only and check frequently that the edge remains straight. Repeat for the second face.

Check that the two cutting edges are even and square. Lap the backs to remove any burrs. For the keenest edge possible, the bevels may be finished off using blade honing compound on the face of a stick or sharpening paddle.


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