Brett's Top Fuel Dragster Honing Guide
INEXPENSIVE, key word. As pointed out below, while there are several fancy smancy systems on the market, some like to fiddle with building their own tools, jigs, etc. That's all this is, an inexpensive too sharpening honing guide.
This is my version 1.02.
Took me awhile to figure out just the right setup, but I've come up with something that will:
a) Prevent side-pivot based on wide-stance design (keeps a perfectly straight profile (technically).
b) Allow for up to 3" wide blades or super-wide mortise chisels for the Noah Ark builders, haha.
c) Fully adjustable for any grind medium, flat diamond plates, Scary-Sharp methodology (glass & sandpaper), thicker stones of any height, etc, doesn't matter, this will adjust to any angle for any grind medium.
d) Inexpensive, most expensive parts would be the Jorgensen 4” Adjustable Handscrew itself at about $12, along with a 7/8” 7/8 in. Flat Ball-Bearing Tub Enclosure Roller from your local hardware store, few other pieces of hardware, minor stuff. NOTE: for this build I sacrificed a $7 Northern Tools wood-clamp, the Jorg version I think uses a 5/16” screw adjuster vs the larger 3/8” screw adjuster the one I used has, either will work.
Ok, took some pics with the Nikon in the Kitchen and I was attacked by my 1yr old Grandson Brantley...he likes the Honing Guide more than I do...thus it's no longer a Honing Guide, it's now a TRUCK...with just two wheels, lol.
Last edited by BRAVOGOLFTANGO; 02-18-2013 at 08:43 PM.
Reason: Excellent suggested rename by Chris...