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Forum topic by tvrgeek posted 04-28-2021 01:41 PM 282 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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tvrgeek

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04-28-2021 01:41 PM

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Before I re-invent the wheel, I have a Wolverine jig on my Rikon 8 inch. So far, so good, though going for a finer grit CBN wheel probably.

I was wondering what the various ideas for additional utility in pre-set platforms, jigs etc. OneWay used to sell a flat iron jig and I see Kodiak has expensive mods. Mostly for quicker primary bevel on chisels and irons. Maybe a pivoting something for scrub plane primary grind.

My first most obvious jig is just a clamp that rides along the flat stage holding the iron at exactly the correct length and parallel. Alternative would be a long bar clamped on both sides a clamp could ride on.

I do wish the flat stage was about 1/8 inch taller. Then a 1/2 spacer would allow the stage to be level when dead center to the wheel. Slight tilt is no big deal, just wish for my non woodworking tool uses it was level. Maybe it is the best as I can bolt on a bit of iron with angles, groves or whatever. Adjustable would be ideal but every adjustment makes for less rigidity.


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#1 posted 05-08-2021 05:01 AM

I have the same problem on both my belt sander and my wheels. The problem is worse with lathe knives that are shorter, since the handle area rests on the platform and throws the angle off.

I grab different things to work as shims on which to rest. I keep thinking I just need to take time out and play. It could be as simple as a stop like we make for rulers that would just slip on the platform and stay in place by way of a jig knob on the side.

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