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Sharpening Jig Oak Park IL

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 Oak Park, IL listed below.

The Home Depot
(773)622-8860
1919 N Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(708)863-9600
2803 S Cicero Ave
Cicero, IL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(773)289-4615
2570 N Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(773)463-6306
3500 N Kimball
Chicago, IL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(708)352-1550
140 Countryside Plaza
Countryside, IL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(773)745-9900
2555 N Normandy
Chicago, IL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(708)865-9900
700 Broadview Village Sq
Broadview, IL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(708)409-0222
37 W North Ave
Northlake, IL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Rayner & Rinn-Scott, Inc.
(800) 221-6953
6755 S. Old Harlem Ave.
Bedford Park, IL

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The Home Depot
(773)472-7740
2665 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
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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