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Regards back at you. I read the link, thanks. I like your little homemade sharpening jig, if I ever used a jig it would be something similar to what you made. Here is a link to a page on my website. (I sharpen chisels/planes...for a living :laughing:, I am just too lazy to repeat myself every time someone ask how to do it. The subject has been brought up several times here) http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/pb/wp_bfda54f2/wp_bfda54f2.html?0.7027907071628537
 

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I like your little homemade sharpening jig, if I ever used a jig it would be something similar to what you made.
I don't use sharpening jigs...but I am a total sucker for shop made gadgets and whatnots (layout tools, wooden mallets...). I just had to make one like yours, it will most likely set on the shelf in my shop and draw dust. But it does work, works well in fact, I tried it. It holds the iron very firmly, I have a short iron from a box plane in the picture. I am going to have to say to anyone looking at some $200 sharpening system to help you if you don't know how to sharpen :no: Give this little 1/2 hour project a try first :thumbsup:.
 

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As usual Daren, you turn a utilitarian object into a thing of beauty.
The wood looks gorgeous. Not just a piece of rough sawn pine that I would use.
congrats.
johnep.
 

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Way to much $$$ :thumbdown: here is a link to woodcraft wet stone page for a price check.

http://woodcraft.com/search/search.aspx?query=wet+stone

Get the same for about $70. I use a 800 then quickly a 1200 then finish on a 6000 all King brand if I have a bad nick I'll use 100 grit black floor sandpaper to get it out first. Use only singel grit stones and keep one side flat for chisels and flat planes and the other side I use to sharpen my planes bladesthat have a sleight curve.:thumbsup:
 
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