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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 02-13-2015 04:58 PM 1822 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-13-2015 04:58 PM

I see a lot of people’s problems with honing guides is that the guide itself leaves grooves in your stone.

Is there a honing guide that rolls not on the stone but rolls parallel to it? Maybe has an adjustable height so it can accommodate different sized stones?

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#1 posted 02-13-2015 05:11 PM

The vintage Stanley 200 honing guide uses an adjustable height roller set far back from the clamp so that it doesn’t run on the stones, if you can find one.

Brian Burns uses something similar with his system and I think some places sell his guide.

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#2 posted 02-13-2015 06:37 PM

You can make one with tracks, wheels or even ball-bearing drawer runners – make it like a bridge over your oilstone. But free-hand sharpening just takes an evening’s practice with an old chisel.

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#3 posted 02-13-2015 06:45 PM

Here’s Brian Burns page where he sells it:
http://www.lessonsinlutherie.com/doublebevelsharpening.html

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#4 posted 02-15-2015 05:58 PM



The vintage Stanley 200 honing guide uses an adjustable height roller set far back from the clamp so that it doesn t run on the stones, if you can find one.

Brian Burns uses something similar with his system and I think some places sell his guide.

- JayT

I’ve got a General 810 for sale right now. Its like the one JayT posted.

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#5 posted 02-15-2015 08:30 PM

The ever-elusive “Hoverhone”.

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#6 posted 02-15-2015 09:17 PM

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#7 posted 02-15-2015 09:23 PM

Cheap plastic one that guide wheels never touch the stone.
http://www.generaltools.com/809--ChiselPlane-Blade-Sharpener_p_621.html
Could make a similar design

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#8 posted 02-15-2015 11:08 PM

How about a shop made guide?

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/30490

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#9 posted 02-15-2015 11:23 PM

I’ve used the very super cool tools one – for heaven’s sake don’t spend your money on it!

-- Ben, England.

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#10 posted 02-15-2015 11:41 PM

Good to know thanks Ben.

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#11 posted 02-15-2015 11:49 PM

I am very fond of the Veritas MK1.
I cannot see how a brass roller could possibly score a stone when a piece of tool steel loses in the confrontation. Brass is very soft

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#12 posted 02-16-2015 05:45 AM

Here’s a shop made version. Use shims underneath for microbevels.

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#13 posted 02-16-2015 05:54 AM

Blum Tools also makes an interesting variation
http://blumtool.com/pages/sharpeningjig.html

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#14 posted 02-16-2015 03:14 PM

I’ve never had a problem with my Kell or Eclipse clone guides leaving groves or gouges in the stones.

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#15 posted 02-18-2015 01:13 AM

don w has one for sale by General

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