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  • Model: Veritas Mk.II Honing Jig

  • Where Purchased: Lee Valley

  • Price Paid: $52

  • Why Purchased: To sharpen chisels and hand plane blades.

  • Impressions: The main thing that kept me from using chisels and plane blades was not knowing how to make and keep these hand tools sharp.

    This jig is awesome. It makes sharpening fast, easy, and repeatable. This jig makes adding a micro-bevel a simple procedure.

    TIP: I sharpen using sand paper that's adhered to plate glass, as described in the June 2006 issue of Fine Woodworking magazine. For a description of a similar sharpening procedure, do an Internet search on "Scary Sharp".

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