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Sharpening Jig Mc Minnville 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 Mc Minnville, TN listed below.

Lowe's
(931) 506-0100
1339 Smithville Highway, Suite 10
Mc Minnville, TN
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

LOWE'S OF MCMINNVILLE, TN
931 506-0100
1339 SMITHVILLE HIGHWAY, STE 10 MC MINNVILLE, TN, 37110
Mc Minnville, TN
 
Mc Minnville-Auth Hometown
(931) 473-2164
231 Northgate Dr # C
Mc Minnville, TN
Store Hours
Hometown Dealers
Store Type
Hometown Dealers
Hours
Mon:9-20
Tue:9-20
Wed:9-20
Thu:9-20
Fri:9-20
Sat:9-20
Sun:12.5-17.5
Store Features
Mon:9-20
Tue:9-20
Wed:9-20
Thu:9-20
Fri:9-20
Sat:9-20
Sun:12.5-17.5

Greeter Lumber Company
(931) 692-3211
Highway 56
Altamont, TN
 
The Home Depot
(901)722-3535
1627 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN
Hours
Mon-Sat: 7:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

Colonial Bldg. Sply. Inc.
(931) 473-4413
606 N Chancery St
Mc Minnville, TN
 
Pioneer Building Supply, Inc
(931) 473-1555
1655 Morrison Street
Mc Minnville, TN
 
Potters Ace Home Center
(615) 563-4414
948 S McCrary St, Next to the Piggly Wiggly
Woodbury, TN
 
Dekalb County Ace Hardware
(615) 597-4154
702 S Congress Blvd
Smithville, TN
 
The Home Depot
(423)877-5577
1944 Northpoint Blvd
Hixson, TN
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

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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