Spokeshave / small blade sharpening jig FWW

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Project by mafe posted 03-19-2015 12:30 AM 6903 views 20 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spokeshave / small blade sharpening jig
from fine wood workings website

Saw this little clever jig on FWW and simply had to make my self one, a simple practical half hour project.
Can be used for all types of small blades also on the grinder, clever little useful jig, so I thought I would share it with you.

Link for article video where you can follow the build:

1. The blade holding jig on the stone.
2. Sawing the wood.
(If you hold wood like this on the saw, fingers will be lost, this was just for showing).
3. Drilling, here for washer.
4. Ready for test.
5. blade in place and wing nuts tightened.
6. Setting the angle, don’t ask why 26,6 here…

Check this video on how to use your spokeshave:
Sharpening and freehand jig:

Inspired me, so it might inspire you also…

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 03-19-2015 12:38 AM

Smart idea Mads.
You have been having your thinking cap on lately.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#2 posted 03-19-2015 12:42 AM

Madts, this one was really just copy cut, direct from FWW and I am now working on a tenon jig also that are just copy cut… Guess I lost it… Naaaa we don’t need to invent it all do we? Smiles.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#3 posted 03-19-2015 12:44 AM

Great idea Mads. Is a very usefull toy

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 03-19-2015 12:51 AM

Ingenious! I’ve been struggling sharpening my first spokeshave blade for a while now, gotta look into this. Thanks for sharing!

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#5 posted 03-19-2015 12:59 AM

Ohhh yes and you don’t need a digital read (I just show off), you can just use your protractor or make a set jig.
Actually I think I’ll make a set jig to have by the sharpening station.
Gerardo and Siavosh, thanks. ;-)
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#6 posted 03-19-2015 01:09 AM

Nice one Mads. :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 03-19-2015 01:31 AM

Great idea—a definite keeper. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 03-19-2015 04:13 AM

Dang, finally a way to use my old sharpening jig that I never use anymore. Thanks for bringing attention to this, hadn’t seen the idea before.

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#9 posted 03-19-2015 06:39 AM

Thanks for sharing.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 03-19-2015 11:11 AM

Simple pimple.
Good one Mads,


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 03-19-2015 12:56 PM

Sweet. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 03-19-2015 02:19 PM

Thanks, Mads!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 03-19-2015 04:17 PM

This is great Mads ! I had in mind to make myself such small blade holder. Now I don’t have to design one, only copy one ! :)

Thank you for posting and all the best,


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#14 posted 03-19-2015 06:28 PM

Nice project, video stinks though! 13k grit is really unnecessary, not much difference past 6k grit. Video aside, GREAT project. I like yours!

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#15 posted 03-19-2015 07:14 PM

Hi there,
Paul, smiles right back, is that one needed to be made.
HillbillyShooter, too easy not to be made.
ColonelTravis, ahhh double the pleasure.
Druid, thanks right back.
SPalm, I love these word games you can make thanks.
Wayne, so are you.
Lew, thanks dear Lew.
Brico, yes no need for improvements here, this one got it all.
Obed, yes really nice. Personally I go to 8000 grid, think that’s fine for me, but I have friends that sharpen with a angel grinder and build houses… Guess it’s a personal thing as long as we get the job done and smile as we go.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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