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Sharpening Jig Cambria Heights NY

When making this sharpening jig it’s important to make the slots at the correct angle so the bevels of the blades lay perfectly horizontal. This way the sandpaper will have even contact. Here you will learn how to make your own shop made jigs for woodworking. You also get the option of choosing to buy one of the many different sharpening jig power tools at the hardware supply stores in Cambria Heights, NY listed below.

The Home Depot
(516)488-8500
600 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, NY
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(516)823-0700
101 Green Acres Road
Valley Stream, NY
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(718)641-5500
11220 Rockaway Blvd
South Ozone Park, NY
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(718)358-9600
131-35 Avery Avenue
Flushing, NY
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-11:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-9:00pm

The Home Depot
(718)661-4608
124-04 31st Avenue
Flushing, NY
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-11:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-9:00pm

The Home Depot
(718)977-2081
13220 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(718)558-8640
92-30 168th Street
Jamaica, NY
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(516)565-3700
172 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(718)507-9007
73-01 25th Avenue
East Elmhurst, NY
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(718)830-3323
75-09 Woodhaven Blvd
Glendale, NY
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-11:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-9:00pm

Sharpening Jig

Simple Sharpening Jig

I’ve tried several different shop-made jigs for sharpening my jointer and planer knives but this one has proved the simplest to use and make. 

When making this sharpening jig it’s important to make the slots at the correct angle so the bevels of the blades lay perfectly horizontal. This way the sandpaper will have even contact. My jointer blades required a 38-degree angle but check yours because it may be different. 

I also had to saw the angled slots with the board on its edge. That’s because my tablesaw (like most) tilts to only 45 degrees. This is not far enough for the slot to be cut with the board laying flat. Cutting it on its edge solves this problem. Take a look at your saw and you will see what I mean. Double-check the angle of your jointer knives and saw the slots to match. I added a blade guard to keep things safe.

For the sanding block I used chunks of 3/4-in. MDF with sheets of silicon carbide sandpaper attached with spray-on adhesive. I started with 220 grit and worked my way up to 600 grit for a final honing. 


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