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Side Clamping Honing Guide
Highland Item # 128250

Price : $14.99
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Side Clamping Honing Guide

Our Side Clamping Honing Guide is an economically priced honing guide based on the classic British Eclipse design. The guide has three tool holding positions open from 1/16" to 3", and will grip everything from a 2mm chisel to a #8 plane iron. With some care and dexterity, it just does grasp 151-style spokeshave blades found on Anants, Records, Stanleys and some Kunzs. Because the bearing roller is only 1/2" wide, it facilitates the rocking motion of alternate finger pressure to produce cambered cutting edges as advocated by David Charlesworth in his Plane Sharpening DVD. For those who want a wider bearing roller, we recommend Veritas' MK II Honing Guide. We think this honing guide is a solid entry level option that will get the job done for sharpening basic chisels and plane irons. Even if you decide to upgrade later to a more advance guide this economy guide will still be handy to have around the shop for years to come. Color of aluminum casting may vary from image.

The distance your plane iron projects from the front of the guide determines the honing angle. Crafting a simple stop block gauge to repeat the projection distance of your blades and chisels you clamp in the honing guide makes setting up go quickly.

Instructions by Lie-Nielsen for making an angle setting jig board for use with the economy side clamp honing guide can be found here

Note: With slight modifications to this low cost honing guide, the results it gives can be improved upon to allow it to function with greater precison and reliability. The "tweaks" to the aluminum jaws done with a file, have been extensively demonstrated by end users on YouTube. Do a Google search using the phrase "modifying eclipse honing guide" to find out how.

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This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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