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Forum topic by anqi posted 01-01-2009 07:29 AM 1989 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2009 07:29 AM

I am planning to use the LV sharpening jig to sharpen my chisel as well. Thanks.


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#1 posted 01-01-2009 07:49 AM

The typical bevel on a standard chisel is 25 degrees. You can leave it at that without a secondary bevel.

A secondary bevel is usually about 2 degrees steeper and you just take a couple of passes on your stone.

This is used to make it easier to “touch up” the edge without doing the entire bevel.

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#2 posted 01-01-2009 07:51 AM

Did you mean it apply to different size such as 3/8,....etc. Thanks

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#3 posted 01-01-2009 07:54 AM

The same thing applys no matter the width.

You sharpen a 3/8” exactly like you would a 1”

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#4 posted 01-02-2009 05:07 AM

Are you referring to this honing guide?

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=51868&cat=1,43072,43078

If so, click on the “Instr” blue icon and it will bring up the explanations in Figs. 7 and 8. Step 6 there shows you how to get the secondary bevel as in:

“With the micro-bevel knob in the 6 o’clock position, you will obtain a micro-bevel with a 1° to 2° difference from the primary bevel.”

This is the best honing jig in the market as rated by most woodworking magazines.

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#5 posted 01-02-2009 07:46 AM

yes, i have this jig. It is a great tool. Thanks.

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