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Has anyone improved the Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide System?

by newwoodbutcher
posted 07-30-2017 08:18 PM

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#1 posted 07-30-2017 09:42 PM

I find these 4-1/2 inch Crescent brand of channel lock style pliers from Home Depot work well for all sorts of small things like that. They will mar the knob without some thing like leather to protect it, but they do the job. Pretty cheap too.

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#2 posted 07-31-2017 03:15 PM

I use the Channellock pliers rather than Crescent. (trying to start Channellock vs Crescent drama because this board needs more drama :D )

The pliers I use have jaws made for grabbing round items. This gets the jig nice and tight.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#3 posted 07-31-2017 04:00 PM

It would seem to me that using pliers on these knobs could be a little problematic. Striping the threads would not be that hard. A while back Chris Schwarz mentioned a company that was making a leather wrench, the same principle as a strap wrench, for tightening brass knobs. It was so simple that you could make one yourself with a handle and piece of leather. Personally, I have found the making sure that I am tightening the knobs evenly with just my hand works pretty well.

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#4 posted 07-31-2017 05:17 PM

I made the one the Schwarz mentioned and it works great.

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