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Lie Nielson Honing guide

Lie Nielson Honing guide

10-21-2017 01:05 AM by newwoodbutcher | 10 comments »

I never really devoted the required time or effort to learn to free hand sharpen chisels and plane irons. I feebly tried a few times but it never really worked well for me. Over the years, I’ve seen and read about the contests between the hand sharpening experts and the honing guide users pretty much resulting in a sharpness draw, with the free hand approach saving time. I never realized however how much extra time the honing guide approach took. I started sharpening my planes and chisel...

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The Guide To End All

The Guide To End All

12-29-2015 04:41 AM by BigRedKnothead | 31 comments »

Ever used one of those eclipse style sharpening guides? Usually they’re cheesy imports that require serious fine-tuning and modification to be effective. What if a fine tool company like Starrett or the like were to make a honing guide? Well, that’s basically what you have here. I’ve used a couple different honing guides in my day. The eclipse was a waste. Good luck setting various blades and chisels straight in that one. The Veritas MKII is a very nice guide, but eventually I set...

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