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Honing guides for planes and chisels.

I have some water stones and need to sharpen my chisels and planes. What do you guys use?

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I have the Veritas Mk II and really like it.

http://www.veritastools.com/Products/Page.aspx?p=144
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Thanks Dan I was looking at that a few minutes ago. It looks nice.

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+1 on the veritas. It's a decent hunk of change to drop on a honing guide, but it really is fantastic

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I have this one and it works pretty good. Instructions etched on the side helps for different bevel angles. It's cheap but I think made 8n Germany. Feels quality enough.

http://www.busybeetools.com/products/honing-guide.html
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diamond plates and Veritas.
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Free hand.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Long time ago I started with some cheaper sharpening tools and wasn't satisfied until I had a pretty good set of stones and guide. I wish I had just spent the money on a good one from the get go.

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diamond plates and Veritas.

Agreed.

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Two thumbs up to a person that can do that.

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I have stones but I often use sandpaper on glass more and more now. Problem is having to maintain the stones so that they are flat. 1 less variable although I only go up to 3000 grit (I use am not a hand tool guy keep in mind).
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I have a relatively inexpensive honing guide, like what was2ndlast linked to. I use that on a diamond plate and also sometimes on fine sandpaper over some thick glass pads that I had cut years ago. I then routed out a channel in some scrap plywood for the glass to rest in and then place the sandpaper over the glass and sharpen away.

It is pretty effective and simple to use.
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these are vintage ....

I found one at a flea market and the seller had no clue what it was... I paid $5.00:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-GENE...-/301689095438

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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+1 on the Veritas and diamond plates.

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I use the Veritas honing guide as well. I filmed a video a while back on the method that I use and how to use the guide. Here's the link.

Chisel Sharpening

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Another vote here for the veritas mkII and water stones. I have a work sharp 3000 also . I work out of two different shops, one at home and the other at my job and needed a method of sharpening at both and could not afford to buy another work sharp right away so I invested in two combo water stones and a cheap $15.00 guide at first then stepped up to the veritas. The cheap guide definitely works don't get me wrong,but I found it was hard to match the exact bevel each time and I would end up having to basically rehone the whole bevel each time.The veritas just works. Does exactly what it's supposed to do and is totally repeatable, so you can set it back up and do a quick touch up on an edge with out totally re honing the whole bevel. If you do invest you won't regret it.
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I use the Veritas honing guide as well. I filmed a video a while back on the method that I use and how to use the guide. Here's the link.

Chisel Sharpening
Great video Ken.

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I have had the Eclipse style guide for years. It has worked well for me. Like the one in the Busy Bee add.
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I have some water stones and need to sharpen my chisels and planes. What do you guys use?

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Tormek...

You simply cant get anywhere near the same results (either accuracy or speed-wise) with harry homeowner tools or shopbuilt jigs. Those that claim otherwise have never used a Tormek.

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