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Old 07-16-2015, 11:07 PM
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Default Lie-Nielsen Honing Guide is out

After what seems like 2 years since Deneb told me they were working on them, I received my new honing guide. I'd been able to see the prototypes at the Hand Tool Events, and have been on pins and needles since I was told they were going to production.

Of course, I've just got the basic jig. The additional jaws will follow in a couple of weeks and then it will be infinitely more useful (at least for me).

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Old 07-17-2015, 12:26 AM
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You were right they are nice!
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:07 AM
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They look like a super version of the old jig we've probably all got in our drawers.
Looks well made
Do you mind taking a photo of the other side, so we can see the roller set up?
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:45 AM
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It's very much like the old jigs we've all got, but much, much nicer. Stainless steel and brass. Nicely machined. The real magic will be in the auxiliary jaws which I'm hoping to get in the next two weeks.

One of these pics is of a 2" chisel. I measured the opening and it's just shy of 3".
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:05 AM
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It's very much like the old jigs we've all got, but much, much nicer. Stainless steel and brass. Nicely machined. The real magic will be in the auxiliary jaws which I'm hoping to get in the next two weeks.

One of these pics is of a 2" chisel. I measured the opening and it's just shy of 3".
Looks great! From the photos it does look well made,much better than the old one in my drawer
Time to start sharpening, and give us all some feedback
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:41 PM
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I like it! Thanks for the heads up, Mike!

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Old 07-18-2015, 02:32 AM
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What, wait!

Fred always told me that blades can't be sharpened and once they got dull I should just ship the whole plane to him so he could dispose of it in an environmentally responsible way- although he did also tell me that I should only sent my expensive ones to him, huh?

Well, since I've never used any of my planes long enough to dull a blade, I guess I have time to find someone else to ship them to- John, how about you?

Seriously, that's a well made jig, although I have several others that work well for me, so I'll wait a bit, maybe a good Christmas gift to myself?
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:25 PM
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... I guess I have time to find someone else to ship them to- John, how about you?
Send 'em on out. I have a pretty good sharpening setup, and it needs no power.

However, I have the same rule about only sending the really good stuff.

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Old 07-18-2015, 07:06 PM
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I ordered one of these yesterday with the long jaws, chisel jaws, and mortise chisel jaws. (Some of these weren't in stock yet, and will be shipped separately.) I saw this one at a L-N tool event in San Diego, and was quite impressed. Can hardly wait to try it ou!

(I hope it works with the short blades of my Blue Spruce butt chisels...)
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:06 PM
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Has anyone done an early review of this jig as compared to the Veritas jig?
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