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Sharpening Jig Johnson City TN

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 Johnson City, TN listed below.

The Home Depot
(423)915-1111
3207 Peoples Street
Johnson City, TN
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(423)378-5000
2000 Harrell Rd
Kingsport, TN
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Fastenal- Johnson City
423-282-4407
2920 East Oakland Ave Johnson City, TN, 37601
Johnson City, TN
 
The Mall S/C
(423) 283-3800
2011 N Roan St
Johnson City, TN
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:9-21
Sun:12-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:9-21
Sun:12-18

Johnson City - D
(423) 854-0990
3019 Peoples St
Johnson City, TN
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Woodcraft - Johnson City, TN
(877) 282-9973
2913 Boones Creek Road
Johnson City, TN

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Fastenal/FastTool
(423) 282-4407
2210 Eddie Williams Drive, Ste 1 Johnson City, TN, 37601
Johnson City, TN
 
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Johnson City
423-282-3991
2801 E Oakland Ave Johnson City, TN, 37601
Johnson City, TN
 
Benedict's Ace Hardware
(423) 282-1950
3607 N Roan St
Johnson City, TN
 
Lowe's
(423) 283-4477
180 Market Place Blvd.
Johnson City, TN
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

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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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