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Sharpening Jig Gatesville TX

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 Gatesville, TX listed below.

Fastenal- Gatesville
254-248-0575
2514 S. Highway 36 Gatesville, TX, 76528
Gatesville, TX
 
Higginbothams
(254) 865-8820
2533 S Hwy 36
Gatesville, TX
 
The Home Depot
(903)875-1934
2290 S I-45
Corsicana, TX
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Himes & Starr Redwood Supply
(972) 323-9000
1425 Dunn Drive #120
Carrollton, TX

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The Home Depot
(361) 993-1400
5041 S Padre Island DR
Corpus Christi, TX
 
Flentge Drug
(254) 865-6900
2401 S Hwy 36 Ste 101
Gatesville, TX
 
Gatesville - Auth Hometown
(254) 248-1908
1706 E Main St
Gatesville, TX
Store Hours
Hometown Dealers
Store Type
Hometown Dealers
Hours
Mon:9-18
Tue:9-18
Wed:9-18
Thu:9-18
Fri:9-18
Sat:9-18
Sun:11-16
Store Features
Mon:9-18
Tue:9-18
Wed:9-18
Thu:9-18
Fri:9-18
Sat:9-18
Sun:11-16

The Home Depot
(214)942-6658
2610 Fort Worth Avenue
Dallas, TX
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(512)693-9811
3600 Interstate Hwy 35 S
Austin, TX
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(817)645-0722
212 W Katherine P Raines
Cleburne, TX
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

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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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