Sharpening jig, and check out Sharpening jig on Wikipedia, Youtube, Google News, Google Books, and Twitter on Digplanet. The purpose of the sharpening jig is to hold the blade or tool at the desired angle while grinding or honing the bevel.
We've shown you how to use a sharpening stone to keep your knives in top condition before, but sharpening flat can make it tricky to get the right angle.
Keep your circular saw working in top form with these step-by-step instructions for sharpening a circular saw blade right in your own workshop. Aside from the handmade forge, Roehrman also utilizes a sharpening jig, band saw, drill press, belt sander and an honest-to-goodness anvil to make his knives. Any cook knows that a sharp knife is the workhorse of the kitchen -- without one you can't really do anything. This is a modification to the method I devised for honing chisels and planes, so that it can now be used to sharpen knives. Cabinetmaker's Sharpening Sets These three sets are suitable for the occasional woodworker, or as a toolbox set for the professional. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. A simple jig made from scrap wood allows you to turn your old shop sander into a tool sharpener. I always thought my benchtop belt sander would make a decent sharpening station, but I could never find a blade-holding jig designed for it.
Isn't there a real chance that the tool to be sharpened will get pushed too far into the sanding belt resulting in the tool being knocked out of the holder's hands causing possible severe injury? If the pictured sander is like mine and I'm sure it is the belt is traveling away from the edge.

The 23-700 incorporates a traditional dry-grinding wheel for initial grinding and a slow-speed wet-grinding wheel for finer work.
Ideal for tackling scrapers and parting tools, the grinding platform adjusts for different bevel angles and locks with a gyratory handle. An accessory for the basic Wolverine jig, the Vari-Grind makes quick work of fingernail-profile grinds and complex bowl gouge profiles. Many of the tools used in woodworking have steel blades which are sharpened to a fine edge. In some cases, the angle of the bevel is critical to the performance of the cutting edgea€”a jig allows for repeatability of this angle over a number of sharpening sessions. Fundamentally, all jigs are similar in that they allow the user to clamp the blade or tool in some way. This method does not require a jig, but requires a lot of practice to achieve satisfactory results - especially in situations where the bevel angle is critical. This stand-up jig, however, keeps the stone in place and makes adjusting your sharpening angle easy.
I use it in this film to sharpen my Victorinox Swiss army knife and a sheath knife I bought from IKEA years ago.
Here are a couple DIY designs of wooden jigs to help get a really sharp edge on your hand plane blades, or chisels. Each set allows you to easily set and maintain bevel angles when sharpening tools such as chisels and plane blades. Please upgrade to a different browser or install Google Chrome Frame to better experience this site. The V-arm produces flawless straight grinds on bowl gouges and roughing gouges, and easily accommodates your longest tools.

Simple to set up and maneuver, it guides the tool through the combined movements that are so difficult to accomplish free hand. A cutting edge is created on the blade at the point at which two surfaces of the blade meet.
The jig then has some means of referencing the clamped blade to the grinding or honing apparatus so that the bevel angle is maintained.
Both the platform and the V-arm attachments can be used in either base, allowing you to have concurrent set-ups or to switch between fine and coarse wheels. I made a tool-rest by ripping a piece of 2 x 4 at a 25-degree angle to match my chisel and plane iron bevels.
These types of jigs are usually used with a sharpening stone or plate, such as a waterstone, oilstone or diamond abrasive surface. To use the jig, I hold my blades bevel down on the rest and against a registration block, then I slide the blade gently onto the spinning belt.
Push jigs run perpendicular to the length of the stone and a side to side jig runs with the blade parallel to the length of the stone.
Here are a couple DIY designs of wooden jigs to help get a really sharp edge on your hand plane blades, or chisels.DIY Drillpress sharpening jig prototype (Part 1)Simple jig made from scraps to sharpen chisels.

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