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Sharpening Jig Winchester 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 Winchester, VA listed below.

The Home Depot
(540)723-0619
2350 Legge Blvd
Winchester, VA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Apple Blossom Mall
(540) 545-7100
1850 Apple Blossom Dr
Winchester, VA
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:9-21
Sun:11-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:9-21
Sun:11-18

LOWE'S OF WINCHESTER, VA.
540 678-9030
2200 S. PLEASANT VALLEY RD WINCHESTER, VA, 22601
Winchester, VA
 
Lowe's
(540) 409-3232
261 Market Street
Winchester, VA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Mid Atlantic Fasteners- Winchester
540-662-7595
222 Admiral Byrd Blvd Winchester, VA, 22602
Winchester, VA
 
The Home Depot
(304)728-6464
230 Oak Lee Drive
Ranson, WV
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Winchester - D
(540) 722-2393
1675 S Pleasant Valley Rd
Winchester, VA
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Lowe's
(540) 678-9030
2200 S. Pleasant Valley Road
Winchester, VA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Lowe's- North Winchester
540-409-3232
261 Market Street Winchester, VA, 22602
Winchester, VA
 
The Roof Center Inc
(540) 678-9927
326-2 McGhee Road Winchester, VA, 22603
Winchester, VA
 

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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