Has anyone used this jig for sharpening

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Forum topic by Troy Cleckler posted 02-02-2015 08:45 PM 699 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Troy Cleckler

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02-02-2015 08:45 PM
seen this on their site and it seems like a good idea for using the type honing jig shown. That’s the one I have already and was thinking about getting the Mark ll, but if this would work out for now it’ll be better because I also have to get some stones.
just wondering if anyone has used something like this?

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#1 posted 02-02-2015 08:50 PM

Love that board setup. I use something similar, consisting of a single 1x and block in the middle; one end is 30 degrees, the other is 25 as I recall.

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#2 posted 02-02-2015 08:54 PM

From what I’ve learned in turning tools, consistancy is the key. It just seems like this would work for getting a consistant setting every time. One day maybe I’ll get the Mark ll, nice jig but money need be spent elswhere right now.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#3 posted 02-02-2015 08:57 PM

I’ve used one for years.
Have 3 different set ups, one for each honing guide.
Simple to make and it doesn’t cost an additional $50.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#4 posted 02-02-2015 09:02 PM

I’ve got a setup like Smitty’s and it works well with an inexpensive Eclipse style jig like the one shown in that link.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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