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Sharpening Jig Clarks Summit PA

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 Clarks Summit, PA listed below.

Olde Good Things
(570) 341-7668
400 Gilligan Street
Scranton, PA

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The Home Depot
(570)820-5901
41 Spring St
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Dalton Lumber And Supply Co
(570) 563-1193
Rt 6 And 11
Dalton, PA
 
Kmart 3047 / Cross Merch
(570) 489-7591
1011 Scranton Carbondale Hwy
Scranton, PA
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Lowe's
(570) 344-9200
901 Viewmont Drive
Dickson City, PA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

The Home Depot
(570)346-3471
800 Commerce Blvd
Dickson City, PA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Justus True Value Home & Garden
(570) 587-3052
587 Justus Boulevard
Scott Township, PA
 
Viewmont Mall
(570) 348-2300
Rt 6 & Interstate 81
Scranton, PA
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:8-21
Sun:10-19
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:8-21
Sun:10-19

LOWE'S OF SCRANTON, PA.
570 344-9200
901 VIEWMONT DR. DICKSON CITY, PA, 18519
Dickson City, PA
 
Fastenal-Taylor
570-562-0401
510 N. Main Street Taylor, PA, 18517
Taylor, PA
 
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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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