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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #63: Veritas Mk. II Honing Guide Review

02-18-2016 02:01 PM by retired_guru | 0 comments »

It’s been a year since I bought this. Here is a brief review of it, my impressions. This model has a straight brass roller on the bottom, so I have to used finger pressure to produce a slight bevel to the corners on plane irons. I haven’t checked Veritas (or Lee Valley) to see if I can swap it out for the recently seen cambered roller. If it turns out this can be done, I will purchase one and this issue will be resolved. The second complaint is a more severe one. The bev...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #30: Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide Arrived

02-17-2015 08:56 PM by retired_guru | 7 comments »

My ordered Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide arrived yesterday afternoon while I was out blowing snow hither and yonder. It arrived in a slightly larger box than the one from the manufacturer. I was surprised it got here so quickly. When I looked at the originating address on the shipping invoice and box it became clear why. Lee Valley Tools Ltd has a physical presence in New York State: Ogdensburg. The shipping was free. Check. It was cheaper to buy from Lee Valley directly than through one of t...

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Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide Purchase

02-13-2015 04:48 AM by retired_guru | 6 comments »

Even woodworkers living on the cheap have to occasionally spend a little more to get a worthwhile value. This $70 honing guide is the only one below $200 that accurately clamps and provides precisions honing angles for chisels and plane irons. The $15 guide I have now is worthless on chisels and so-so on plane irons. Already I have ruined a couple chisels from uncorrectable skewed clamping. Not having an accurate method to keep these chisels and irons sharp is like having a car and not being ...

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honing spokeshave blade

08-21-2014 04:06 AM by harum | 2 comments »

Found that the honing guide that I use for plane blades and chisels doesn’t work on stokeshave blades. The blade from my Stanley no. 151 is too short to get the required 25° angle. Luckily, I had a short piece of steel flat bar with a hole drilled earlier at the right place. I cut it to make a table saw splitter, but ended up using another piece. The blade gave nice shavings when I learned what the right blade depth was…

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Handplane Performance Tuning #5: Schwarz On Honing - Guides vs Freehand

05-12-2014 11:37 AM by OSU55 | 8 comments »

The Church of ‘Leave me Alone, Please’ By: Christopher Schwarz | May 1, 2014 During the last 17 years that I have been using a honing guide to sharpen, I’ve been approached (sometimes nearly assaulted) by people who want to teach me to sharpen freehand. My response: “I sharpen freehand all the time.” They don’t believe me, and so they spend an hour or so to show me how they hone their edges. Then they want me to try their technique and say: “That’s fantastic! I’m throwing away my ...

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side clamping honing guide

07-30-2012 12:41 AM by Chris McDowell | 7 comments »

I ordered a side-clamping honing guide I found online for $15 that I will use when I sharpen the Irwin Marples chisels I bought. I got it in the mail this week, but I don’t have all the sandpaper I need yet to use the scary sharp method. I bought the honing guide, granite stones, spray-on adhesive, and 2000 grit sandpaper this month and reached my limit, so I’ll have to wait on the rest of the sandpaper for a little while. The honing guide is apparently a copy of a older guid...

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Sharpening methods #3: The Eclipse & Record honing guides in use

09-03-2011 09:55 PM by mafe | 27 comments »

The Eclipse honing guide in useand a jig for fast setup. Just wanted to make a little update where I show the honing jig I use and a jig for fast set up I finally made.Yes I use the Eclipse honing guide to help me control on the grinding of the chisels and plane irons, for touching up I usually freehand, and for Japanese plane irons you need no guide since they are so thick. This is how it looks when you use the jig.You push down on the pull.Here I use it with sandpaper on glass plate f...

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