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Forum topic by sikrap posted 03-26-2015 01:52 AM 1244 views 1 time favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sikrap

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03-26-2015 01:52 AM

One of our members has come up with an exciting new design for a sharpening guide. It will handle the more mundane stuff like plane irons and bevel edge chisels, but it will also handle spoke shave irons, mortise chisels, fish tail chisels, skew chisels, rabbet plane irons, and pretty much anything else we can throw at it. I should be “beta testing” one soon and I’ll update this thread when I’ve got some experience. Here’s a link so you can see for yourself.

http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=handtools&Number=6969967&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=all

-- Dave, Colonie, NY


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#1 posted 03-26-2015 02:01 AM

See? First post says he doesn’t want to show it.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 03-26-2015 02:02 AM

I’m down for one.

Keep looking Rick it’s farther down the page.

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#3 posted 03-26-2015 03:33 AM

Rick, I’ve got to build a couple after the redesign and then there will be some pics. The chisel one is fully shown and early next week I’ll be doing a YouTube video taking a chisel and going from the grinder straight to the polishing stone, no jig change out. The spokeshave, skew blade holder will do the same thing. Gonna make a few and send them out to a few people for some testing, thanks Dave and see what the reaction is. I’ve cot a machinist standing by if I decide to put it into production.
Jim
Here are some photos of the chisel jig.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#4 posted 03-26-2015 03:39 AM

How much is it different than what’s already available?

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#5 posted 03-26-2015 10:47 AM

The one pictured above holds the tool and registers the tool to the cutting edge. I 1/4” prjection of the blade from the end of the holder is 30 degrees, every 1/8 degree projection from there is one degree less angle.
The one not shown yet sharpens all of these with ease and no jaw changes.

It holds the blade this close to the edge.

Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#6 posted 03-26-2015 11:06 AM



How much is it different than what s already available?

- bigblockyeti


Correct me if I am wrong but I think the difference and real innovation here is that this jig registers off the back of the tool and not the front as most jigs do. As a result tool thickness does not matter when setting the angle. As a side benefit the mechanism that holds the tool will hold short tools as well as long ones.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#7 posted 03-26-2015 11:34 AM

That’s a good description Don it also holds those pesky round shank fishtail chisels from LN.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#8 posted 04-20-2015 12:22 PM

I just got a YouTube video up of the jigs in use. If anyone is interested.
http://youtu.be/BfGOfFRbLb4
Let me know what you think.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#9 posted 04-20-2015 02:29 PM

Awesome! (and I almost never use that word)

This is precisely the kind of innovation that gave rise to all those tools we love from years gone by.
I believe I will be lining up if/when this becomes a production item.

Great stuff, Jim.

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shipwright

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#10 posted 04-20-2015 03:17 PM

That is brilliant Jim. The jig is great but the thought process is even better.

I don’t have a Tormek but I’ve always been tempted to try to jig up my HF wet grinder with a better stone and proper guides. I guess that puts me in the “very interested but not just now” group.

Very good video as well.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#11 posted 04-20-2015 03:39 PM

I wish this jig was around before I bought the LV blade holding system.
Excellent video, well thought out design, very cool and looks simplistic.
Good luck, I hope it turns out well for you.

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#12 posted 04-20-2015 04:47 PM

Outstanding jig for a Tormek and/or stone.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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