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Honing guide stop

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Project by shawnSK posted 04-07-2020 03:42 AM 734 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve paused work on my tool tote until a few more tools arrive tomorrow. In the meantime, I created a honing guide stop for more consistent sharpening.

It was a fun little project. I sawed the sides off a beat up chunk of oak with a ryoba Japanese saw. I really like this saw! My technique has improved a lot over the past week or two and my cuts were almost dead square. One of those moments that brings confidence, for sure.

I shaved the board a little, just to take off the roughness and practice some planing and glued on a few scraps as stops. Narrow lines are for chisels; wide lines are for plane irons.

-- Shawn, Saskatchewan





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Wintergreen78

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#1 posted 04-07-2020 03:59 AM

I like the lines to remind you whether it’s for a plane or a chisel. I’ve definitely set a chisel up before on a stop for a plane blade. Fortunately I didn’t spend too much time sharpening before I decided something wasn’t right and stopped to double-check myself.

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#2 posted 04-07-2020 07:06 AM

Looks like very simple and efficient solution!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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shawnSK

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#3 posted 04-07-2020 01:46 PM



I like the lines to remind you whether it’s for a plane or a chisel. I’ve definitely set a chisel up before on a stop for a plane blade. Fortunately I didn’t spend too much time sharpening before I decided something wasn’t right and stopped to double-check myself.

- Wintergreen78

I can see myself doing that as well, especially doing a quick sharpen during a complex project. I’m a visual person so I like the simplicity of the lines to say which blades go where. In hindsight, I wish I had made the lines nice and clean with a ruler, but it still works.

-- Shawn, Saskatchewan

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Thorbjorn88

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#4 posted 04-07-2020 11:09 PM

Nice work, that’s a super useful setup tool. Clever measuring to set up the 30 degree block for both tools. I have the same honing guide and thought I’d share this tip on it. With 15 minutes and a file you can make that honing guide work a lot better and cause way less frustration! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBHd7x6ySSQ&t=421s

-- Dave

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shawnSK

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#5 posted 04-08-2020 04:37 AM



Nice work, that s a super useful setup tool. Clever measuring to set up the 30 degree block for both tools. I have the same honing guide and thought I d share this tip on it. With 15 minutes and a file you can make that honing guide work a lot better and cause way less frustration! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBHd7x6ySSQ&t=421s

- Thorbjorn88

Huh. I never thought to check something like that. I’ll have to take a lok at my guide tomorrow. Thanks for sharing that video.

-- Shawn, Saskatchewan

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