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Default Stanley plane blade honing guide

Actually I know what this is and part of how to use it. That part is pretty much a no brainer. What I have not figured out is how to use the brass bar to set the correct angle with. It says on it "Correct honing angle 30*" and at the very end of the tang it says 25. Does anyone know how you use this bar to set the angle with? I got a pair of them off ebay and the seller was no help at all.

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Just to eliminate one possibility, if you loosen the thumb wheel and slide the device down the slot until the end of the plane blade is flush with that brass bit, then lock down the thumb wheel, can you set it down on a flat surface (normal position to sharpen) and check the angle with a protractor? (Move the brass blade back out of the way before setting it down.)
I think that geometry would work with any plane blade(?)...
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Worth a try. I'll get back to you.

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Looks like you nailed it Dan. When I set the blade even with the end of that bar I was within 1* of 25 and when I set it at the 30* mark it was within a degree of 30. Thanks. That had been bugging me for a while. I never thought about it as one leg of a triangle and the height of the guide as another.

BTW, it actually is a pretty honing guide. Plane blades are wide enough to be stable with only one roller under it and it wants to keep the angle across the end of the blade very well too. From the little bit I've been able to find out about them they may be slightly collectible.
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You know if it's from L.V. because it has to have all the bells and whistles.

I had the L.V. version of this many years go. The base was a fairly wide roller. It worked well - for awhile - then the bearing seized up solid. Nothing I tried had any effect at all. So it got slung.

When it worked it was good for everything from a narrow chisel to a wide plane blade.
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You talking about this one Keith? Veritas® Mk.II Honing Guide System - Lee Valley Tools
If you are it's the first bad thing I've ever heard about it.

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You talking about this one Keith? Veritas® Mk.II Honing Guide System - Lee Valley Tools
If you are it's the first bad thing I've ever heard about it.
I have that one as well Charles, not the same as the older one. This one's a beauty!

The older one just had a wide roller bearing with a clamp setup on top. In theory, it should have worked well, and for a short while it did. But once that bearings seized, that was it. Toast.
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