Home made sharpening jig using plans by Marius Hornberger

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Project by JRsgarage posted 07-19-2017 10:25 PM 6682 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was playing around with the lathe today and decided i needed a jig to help sharpen the tools. i’ve had the wolverine but never bought the varigrind, but i remembered seeing this plan by Marius Hornberger and that he offered free plans on his youtube video…..

it was an easy build with the template but i do wish i would have used a different bolt for the clamp nut. a round flat bolt like he used in the vid would have been much better.

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#1 posted 07-20-2017 12:54 AM

Nice jig! I love tools made of wood!!

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#2 posted 07-20-2017 11:32 AM

thanks Jim. it is nice to be able to build what we need with wood.

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#3 posted 07-20-2017 12:23 PM

That is a slick looking jig. Very useful for sharpening. I agree about the bolt, maybe make a wood threaded knob and another insert? I made quite a few on the lathe for jigs and different projects.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 07-20-2017 01:13 PM

This is a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 07-20-2017 01:14 PM

thanks Dave. i had planned on cutting some knobs but my impatient side got the better of me. but to do damage control, i did cut some uhmw to make a little cap for the bolt head.

if i had to do it again, i’d definitely find a better solution than what i used, plus i’d consider using a insert screw thread rather than tapping directly into wood.

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