Anyone have suggestions for fingernail profile jig for grinder

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Forum topic by Eric_S posted 1119 days ago 1875 views 2 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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1119 days ago

My 8” slow speed grinder from Woodcraft just arrived today! WOOHOO!

I know these jigs exist from wolverine and such, but they are expensive and I hate buying stuff I can make myself.

Anyways, I’ve seen many wolverine type homemade jigs that are very easy to make for normal sharpening of chisels and gouges/skew chisels, etc.

But does anyone have any good ideas for a fingernail profile jig? I was previously using a sharpy and the Worksharp 3000 to sharpen my lathe tools, but it isn’t meant to take off a lot of material so fingernail profile was always out of reach. Now that I have a grinder I want one on my gouges :)

Any recommendations on links or project plans?

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#1 posted 1119 days ago

Congrats, Eric.

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#2 posted 1119 days ago

Congrats on the grinder. Wolverine here…..

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#3 posted 1119 days ago

This might help-

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#4 posted 1119 days ago

Here’s one for you. capneddie on youtube. lots of clips

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#5 posted 1118 days ago

Thank you guys for the help :)

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#6 posted 1118 days ago

I use this shop-made jig -

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#7 posted 1117 days ago

Thank you chuck. That’s a good one and easy to make.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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