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Sharpening Jig Mechanicsville VA

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 Mechanicsville, VA listed below.

The Home Depot
(804)559-7333
7251 Bell Creek Rd
Mechanicsville, VA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Woodcraft - Richmond, VA
(804) 355-3945
9862 West Broad Street
Glen Allen, VA

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The Home Depot
(804)550-0482
10233 Lakeridge Parkway
Ashland, VA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's
(804) 417-8000
6425 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

LOWE'S OF N. RICHMOND, VA.
804 261-4501
8001 BROOK RD. RICHMOND, VA, 23227
Richmond, VA
 
The Home Depot
(804)289-6020
6501 W Broad St
Richmond, VA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(804)364-0782
11260 W Broad St
Glen Allen, VA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(804)897-9021
1386 Car Mia Way
Richmond, VA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's of Mechanicsville, VA
804-417-8000
6425 Mechanicsville Turnpike Mechanicsville, VA, 23111
Mechanicsville, VA
 
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Richmond
804-329-0045
4700 Vawter Ave Richmond, VA, 23222
Richmond, VA
 
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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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