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Sharpening Jig Oskaloosa IA

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 Oskaloosa, IA listed below.

True Value
(641) 673-5984
202 First Ave E
Oskaloosa, IA
 
Oskaloosa - Auth Hometown
(641) 672-1000
211 Hwy 432
Oskaloosa, IA
Store Hours
Hometown Dealers
Store Type
Hometown Dealers
Hours
Mon:9-18
Tue:9-18
Wed:9-18
Thu:9-18
Fri:9-18
Sat:8.5-18
Sun:12-17
Store Features
Mon:9-18
Tue:9-18
Wed:9-18
Thu:9-18
Fri:9-18
Sat:8.5-18
Sun:12-17

Ohara True Value Hardware
(641) 932-2929
4 Washington Ave
Albia, IA
 
Stravers True Value Hardware
(641) 628-3330
818 Main St
Pella, IA
 
Stravers True Value Hardware
(800) 642-7392
818 Main St
Pella, IA

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Malcom Lumber, LLC
641-672-9500
1701 A. Ave West Oskaloosa, IA, 52577
Oskaloosa, IA
 
Eddyville Lumber And Hardware
(641) 969-4885
207 South 8th Street
Eddyville, IA
 
Fastenal- Pella
641-628-4200
420 East Oskaloosa Street Pella, IA, 50219
Pella, IA
 
Kooyman Lumber
(641) 621-1039
221 South Street, PO Box 8
Pella,, IA
 
Hill Hardwood Supply, Inc.
(319) 351-6640
3564 Dolphin Drive SE
Iowa City, IA

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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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