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Offline Ukfraser

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Q1 which jig for marking knife
« on: August 02, 2020, 02:49:27 pm »
Hi, i have recently retired, moved and got a t4 with se77 and now setting up my workshop and checking my tools and getting back into carpentry and considering which i can sharpen and which jigs i need.

I am a bit unsure of some of the tool names in the manual so decided to use the forum for clarification.

I have decided its easier to ask four separate questions so the answers dont get too complicated.

I have a marking knife which has single bevel but the blade is angled.

Is it possible to sharpen and if so which jig.

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Re: Q1 which jig for marking knife
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 02:59:57 pm »
Hi, i have recently retired, moved and got a t4 with se77 and now setting up my workshop and checking my tools and getting back into carpentry and considering which i can sharpen and which jigs i need.

I am a bit unsure of some of the tool names in the manual so decided to use the forum for clarification.

I have decided its easier to ask four separate questions so the answers dont get too complicated.

I have a marking knife which has single bevel but the blade is angled.

Is it possible to sharpen and if so which jig.

I would say, that could be done directly on the Support Bar, like a small chisel, as seen in the book...



... mark the edge with a Sharpie and just match the existing angle, and angle the knife so it's parallel across the stone.

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Re: Q1 which jig for marking knife
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 03:06:21 pm »
Many thanks.

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Re: Q1 which jig for marking knife
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 10:00:52 pm »
I second CB's recommendation. Using the supportbar as a rest is a useful but underutilized technique. If you can't get close enough, try using the platform jig.

Incidentally, just like kitchen knives, if you notice you marking knife being just a little off sharp, you can often refresh it using just the leather honing wheel.

Ken