After I completed my recent project – mini plane – I realized that the iron of this little plane was too small to sharpen it comfortably. I sharpen my edges free-hand, and this iron is just too small to hold it while sharpening.
So I came up with this simple solution: some kind of iron holder made from mild construction steel.
Now it’s pretty easy to do the job:
When it was done I remembered how Paul Sellers made his simple jig for sharpening spokeshaves irons and decided to make something similar on the other end of my own jig.
When it was done I remembered how Jimmy Diresta made bunch of bottle openers from all the tools he had around, and decided not to turn this little piece of steel into such bottle opener :)
So here it is, simple and yet useful addition to my sharpening setup.
Thank you for looking!
-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)