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post #1 of 9 Old 09-26-2011, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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When I pick up old planes the blades bevel is usually pretty bad. It take a long time to get the irons true and I like the cutting edge to be square to the blade. The small sharpening jig I had is particularly bad at this and the single thin bearing doesn't help the cause as it allow the blade to lay at whatever angle it started at.... Jointer planes are the worst being they are so wide.

So, 15 min, a couple roller skate bearing I had from another project, couple nuts n bolts and some 1/2 ply... Viola, a wide roller base sharpening jig that allows me to square up the cutting edge...

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-26-2011, 02:17 PM
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Oh, I like that. Multiple bearings so that you can't rock the jig during sharpening.

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I see a new project starting soon...... I can use one of those....

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Nice jig there Tom. Awesome stuff buddy.

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post #5 of 9 Old 09-27-2011, 06:41 AM
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Very ingenuitive. Do you measure the exposed blade and write it somewhere for repeatability? Cool stuff!
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Thx guys, it works well.

I had never considered marking the iron or board for repeatability... After thinking about it, it seems to me that if I were to mount the blade in the same spot every time I would eventually end up with a different angle all together. I take my time on the first round then micro bevel the iron. After that I can eye ball it or set again before sharpening...?

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Nice! I've got a jig based on something I saw on another site for setting depth. It's currently down for maintenance - once up I'll add a link for it. It is similar to this one but a little simpler.

LN has plans for a crazy board on their site as well with a bunch of depth stops.
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It is similar to this one
Thats a great idea... I'll have to implement that one myself! Thx

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Here's the simple version. I made one for myself and it works great. Planes on one side - chisels on the other. LN has a super complicated (PDF) one as well.
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