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Sharpening Jig Rutherfordton NC

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 Rutherfordton, NC listed below.

Packard Woodworks (Tools Only - No Wood)
(800) 683-8876
PO Box 718
Tryon, NC

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Lowe's
(828) 351-1023
184 Lowe'S Boulevard
Forest City, NC
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

LOWE'S OF FOREST CITY, NC
828 351-1023
184 LOWE'S BOULEVARD FOREST CITY, NC, 28043
Forest City, NC
 
Landrum Do it Best Hardware
(864) 457-2324
216 East Rutherford St
Landrum, SC
 
Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop of Raleigh
(919) 876-0707
3141 Capital Blvd.Capital Square
Raleigh, NC

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Hill Hardware, Inc.
(828) 287-4105
184 North Main St
Rutherfordton, NC
 
Fastenal- Forest City
828-287-2166
525 Withrow Rd Forest City, NC, 28043
Forest City, NC
 
Forest City Ace Hardware
(828) 245-4412
171 E Main St
Forest City, NC
 
Hill's Hardware
(828) 287-4105
184 N Main St
Rutherfordton, NC

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Woodcraft - Greensboro, NC
(336) 235-0900
504 Four Seasons
Greensboro, NC

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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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