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Blog series by rhett updated 01-12-2014 05:19 PM 3 parts 7501 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Plane iron sharpening jig

05-11-2013 08:42 PM by rhett | 2 comments »

Wanted to share this jig I made, to quickly and accurately square up blades for sharpening. I have been doing alot of that lately and wanted to show the device I fabricated. Took pictures today while I made it…. so here we go. It takes a toggle clamp and some scrap wood to complete. It’s based on the idea of making a permenant block to reference your honing aid from. Adding the clamp essentialliy gives you an extra hand, so you can focus on getting the guide tight and...

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Part 2: Two Piece Jig to Make 1" Thick Bent Lamination

01-06-2014 09:51 PM by rhett | 3 comments »

Too cold to spray finish and waiting on blades, so here is a quick blog on a technique to make matching curves for bent laminations. NOTE: The desired final thickness of your lamination is equal to the diameter of the bottom bearing trim bit you use in this method. Blanks for the jig. 4 pieces of 3/4” ply to make a 3” deep jig. Cut and faired 1/4” template is used to get initial curve on a piece of 3/4” ply. Flush trimmed curve is used as bearing reference...

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Part 3: Using the lamination jig

01-12-2014 05:19 PM by rhett | 1 comment »

This video has next to zero production value but is a cool process none the less. The strips of ash are dry fit in the jig to get the initial bend, then glued and put back in. Hope it motivates others to try something new.

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