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Blog entry by yuridichesky posted 01-28-2016 04:03 PM 1183 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!)



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Sergeich

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#1 posted 01-28-2016 05:49 PM

Very nice Yuri! You are great metalworker as well as woodworker. Sorry I missed your several last projects. They are also great of course.

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yuridichesky

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#2 posted 01-28-2016 05:52 PM

Privet! It’s been a long time. Good to hear from you.
How are you? Building anything?

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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Sergeich

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#3 posted 01-28-2016 06:01 PM

Yes, I build something little by little. But essentially those are not so interesting projects to be published. By the way i built receantly my blog http://shavings-and-sawdust.ru
So welcome!

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yuridichesky

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#4 posted 01-28-2016 06:11 PM

Oh, this is cool!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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CFrye

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#5 posted 01-28-2016 06:48 PM

Great answer to your sharpening problem, Yuri! A multi tool that does all of its functions well! Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations on the blog, Sergeigh. Good to see you.

-- God bless, Candy

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Sergeich

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#6 posted 01-28-2016 06:52 PM

Thanks, Candy! Glad to see you as well! (Sorry Yuri. Here is your blog indeed)

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yuridichesky

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#7 posted 01-28-2016 08:28 PM



Thanks, Candy! Glad to see you as well! (Sorry Yuri. Here is your blog indeed)

- Sergeich

Hey, there’s nothing to apologize for :)
We all here to enjoy each other company.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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terryR

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#8 posted 01-29-2016 02:37 PM

Great idea, Yuri.
Must remember this…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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bearkatwood

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#9 posted 01-30-2016 01:59 AM

Give that sucker a flashy name and hit up QVC. Nice job.

-- Brian Noel

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yuridichesky

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#10 posted 01-30-2016 11:35 AM

Candy, Terry, Brian – thanks a lot!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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mafe

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#11 posted 01-31-2016 05:17 PM

Sexy!

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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