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Old 12-18-2012, 06:34 AM
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I see that Bridge City has announced that they're re-making their honing guide:

HG-1 Honing Guide - Sharpening - Tools - Bridge City Tool Works



This is a pretty cool product. I had one, but found that it didn't work well for chisels - not sure why. Most likely user error. In any case, I sold it. I'm regretting it now - I paid less than half what it costs now, and I bet it is great for plane blades (I didn't have many planes at the time). The micro-adjust is a particularly nice feature for dialing in the angle.

Like all their tools now, you have to pre-order. Check the web page for price and dates.

I can't remember: is this one of the Bridge City essentials?
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:04 PM
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Clever setup gauge as well. Pricey item however. I'll stick with my $7.00 roller guide, plywood and strip setup gauge for now. I have to pick my battles. I have a jointer plane purchase to make. Besides, its too nice to roll around in a wet slurry of goo.
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Peter,

You're right about not working with chisels really well. When you invert some chisels, there's no parallel edge to line up with the jig. Works great for plane blades though. I'd love to have just one does it all honing guide, but that doesn't appear to be the case..........
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There is a solution for chisels, although it would take some fiddling. Use the BCTW center scribe to etch a line down the center of the back of the chisel. Use a DSS-6 to align the line perpendicular to the front edge of the jig. Now it should be at a perfect right angle for sharpening. This should also work on tapered chisels, like the Japanese variety and fishtails.

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:19 PM
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LOL!

Actually, I've found that the cheapo Eclipse-like guide is perfect for chisels. I use the Veritas MKII for plane blades, though it's not my favorite.
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The T-Square will be modified on this version so that it will accommodate a bevel edged chisel. Too bad you already sold yours Peter.

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Michael,

Will the new "T" square design fit the first versions?

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Michael,

Will the new "T" square design fit the first versions?

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[QUOTE=BridgeCityMike;83173]It depends on how nice you are to me.


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I try to be nice to you Michael, but it's really, really, difficult!

Actually, I'm super nice to everyone around this time of the year because I don't know which ones of you might be one of Santa's spies.

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