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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #105 on: June 09, 2015, 04:48:30 pm »
Regardless of all that verbiage and complication, Herman’s simple tool rest is quick and easy to use tool to have in the arsenal that extends the usefulness of the machine to a wider array of sharpening applications.  A machete is a good example.

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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #106 on: June 09, 2015, 05:23:27 pm »
Mark, verbiage and complication make the world go round. ;D

On a more useful note, I think someone making one of Herman's HK-50s (or HK-40s) would be wise to make a jig for drilling the holes accurately into the platform. I believe Herman's jig has many uses beyond small knives (and machetes). By using a hole jig, future platforms could easily be interchanged with the original, the raised secondary platform for short chisels being an example. I can envision someone having half a dozen interchangeable platforms for the scissors jig platform.

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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #107 on: June 09, 2015, 11:53:20 pm »
Two other things that are somewhat obvious:
3: the tongue must be long enough to permit low angles, preferably 10 or 12 degrees
4: the knob must be on the right side to be accessibility.

Home improvement stores carry 2" x 1/4" Al stock that makes a nice tongue.
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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #108 on: June 10, 2015, 02:12:23 am »
By using a hole jig, future platforms could easily be interchanged with the original, the raised secondary platform for short chisels being an example.

The scissors jig base makes a perfectly good jig for drilling holes in newly made platforms. Just use the threaded holes in the scissors base to guide a much smaller drill bit into the new platform, making pilot holes. Then you can widen the pilot holes to the desired diameter.
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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #109 on: June 10, 2015, 02:16:27 am »
Regardless of all that verbiage and complication, Herman’s simple tool rest is quick and easy to use tool to have in the arsenal that extends the usefulness of the machine to a wider array of sharpening applications.  A machete is a good example.

I agree, Mark. I use mine to sharpen a variety of items, but my favorite is still the knives I use every day. Pocket knives and kitchen knives. It's just so much easier to set the edge angle and go. If I have several knives to sharpen, all at the same edge angle, I don't have to adjust the jig in between knives.
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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #110 on: September 04, 2020, 05:32:32 pm »
This is a topic which needs to be kept readily available. The small platform is a very useful, versatile tool. I think every serious Tormek sharpener, especially knife sharpeners, should make one. I have never understood why Tormek does not make one.

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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #111 on: September 04, 2020, 06:50:07 pm »
This is a topic which needs to be kept readily available. The small platform is a very useful, versatile tool. I think every serious Tormek sharpener, especially knife sharpeners, should make one. I have never understood why Tormek does not make one.

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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #112 on: September 04, 2020, 08:28:50 pm »
Great idea, CB.

Done!

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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #113 on: September 16, 2020, 12:41:45 am »
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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #114 on: September 16, 2020, 02:33:25 am »
Alan,

For the "diving board" part of the small platform, 1/8” is plenty thick. I suggest mounting the diving board on the scissors jig platform. As shown in this video, the scissors jig platform has Tormek's patented Torlock, which holds the platform much more securely.

https://advanced-machinery.myshopify.com/products/svx-150-scissors-jig

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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #115 on: September 16, 2020, 06:34:45 pm »
topic pinned in error

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Re: Ionut's Small Knife Jig
« Reply #116 on: September 16, 2020, 06:39:28 pm »
Alan,

For the "diving board" part of the small platform, 1/8” is plenty thick. I suggest mounting the diving board on the scissors jig platform. As shown in this video, the scissors jig platform has Tormek's patented Torlock, which holds the platform much more securely.

https://advanced-machinery.myshopify.com/products/svx-150-scissors-jig

Ken

Thanks Ken, I have the scissor Jig, I went for 1" because of my Leathermans, they have a 3/4" step which I thought would hit jig. I took the blade out of the last one I did against there recommendation and it was a bloody PITA to get it all back together, it was worth it but i blunted it the next day cutting wire wool so im looking for a faster option....