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Sharpening Jig Hartselle AL

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 Hartselle, AL listed below.

The Home Depot
(256)353-2031
1225 Wimberly Dr SW
Decatur, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Corum Do it Best Bldg Supply
(256) 773-5477
408 Highway 31 Nw
Hartselle, AL
 
Fastenal- Hartselle
256-751-2833
2603 Hwy 31 SW Hartselle, AL, 35640
Hartselle, AL
 
Kmart 7066 / Cross Merch
(256) 350-9150
1101 Beltline Rd
Decatur, AL
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

Ace Hardware of Decatur
(256) 350-7060
2306 6th Ave SE
Decatur, AL
 
Southern Accents Architectural Antiques, Inc.
(256) 737-0554
308 2nd Ave. SE
Cullman, AL

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Lowe's
(256) 751-5270
1807 Highway 31 Nw
Hartselle, AL
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Lowe's- Hartselle
256-751-5270
1807 Highway 31 NW Hartselle, AL, 35640
Hartselle, AL
 
LOWE'S OF DECATUR, ALA.
256 301-0652
1641 BELTINE ROAD SW DECATUR, AL, 35601
Decatur, AL
 
Fastenal- Decatur
256-355-1067
3108 Hwy 20 Decatur, AL, 35601
Decatur, AL
 
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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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