LumberJocks

A Side Sharpening Jig (new idea)

  • Advertise with us

« back to Jigs & Fixtures forum

Forum topic by Alask posted 04-11-2018 02:08 AM 783 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Alask's profile

Alask

95 posts in 2076 days


04-11-2018 02:08 AM

Hello fellows,at this time I would like to share a new idea about sharpening jig.
I love the idea of this jig but I prefer side sharpening so I did some modifications and it works in a pretty good way.
It is a prototype model/idea and I believe with some few adjusts it can works better.I used only materials I already have at home.Small wheels will works better.

The main idea is using the original sharpening jig I did four holes and tap all (4 mm) .So with the jig upside down I screwed two angles with wheels.So it still works like original but at side sharpening way.

So this is the main idea but you can develop yourself idea starting from here.



Thanks for attention


8 replies so far

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

8670 posts in 2993 days


#1 posted 04-11-2018 03:18 AM

Excellent idea!

View Aj2's profile

Aj2

2321 posts in 2214 days


#2 posted 04-11-2018 04:22 AM

That very similar to the jig called Sharp skate. I bought one from Harrelson Stanley it helped me learn the side sharpening technique. I still have the jig but can freehand without it easy peasy.
So good thinking on your part. The jig I have cost about 200 dollars.

-- Aj

View AlaskaGuy's profile

AlaskaGuy

5313 posts in 2726 days


#3 posted 04-11-2018 04:28 AM

Someone clue me in. Why sideways sharpening.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

View John Smith's profile

John Smith

1876 posts in 579 days


#4 posted 04-11-2018 12:07 PM

yeah – that is thinking outside the box.
if you can find the small conveyor ball rollers, you could do the figure eight method. (on a larger surface).
I am more interested in the digital magnetic angle gauge more than anything ~ (never thought of that).
good job – thanks for sharing !!!

.

.

-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

10858 posts in 1902 days


#5 posted 04-11-2018 01:50 PM



Someone clue me in. Why sideways sharpening.

- AlaskaGuy

Stiction

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View Aj2's profile

Aj2

2321 posts in 2214 days


#6 posted 04-11-2018 01:50 PM



Someone clue me in. Why sideways sharpening.

I think it produces a stronger edge. It very easy learn. Shaping the edge for a camber is pretty easy. For me it is at least.

-- Aj

View AlaskaGuy's profile

AlaskaGuy

5313 posts in 2726 days


#7 posted 04-11-2018 04:39 PM

Thanks

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

View Woodknack's profile

Woodknack

12842 posts in 2797 days


#8 posted 04-11-2018 04:52 PM

Good jig. I like John’s idea with the rollers.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com