Plane and Chisel Honing Guide

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  1. Astoriadave

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  2. JohnAbercrombie

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    Dave:
    Lots of folks seem to like the Veritas guide.
    I bought one some (10?) years ago, so probably an earlier version.
    I either took it back or resold it at a loss- can't remember which.
    It didn't seem to be any improvement on what I was using then- the Eclipse 36.

    I spent a fantastic week studying with luthier Brian Burns and his sharpening system was one of the many great ideas I picked up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO_M95qDdAQ

    http://www.lessonsinlutherie.com/doublebevelsharpening.html

    That system can be used with older 'off the stone' guides like the General, so don't throw yours away just yet!
     
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    I have the original version Veritas honing guide and it has served me well in studio woodworking for more than 15 years. The ability to incrementally adjust the angle to hone a micro bevel is a game changer in my book. For narrow chisels, either the side clamping Eclipse style, or the newer Veritas (Mk. II) with narrow attachment would work better.

    http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.a ... 43078&ap=1
     
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    Interesting system, John. That first link really lays it all out.
     
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    As a Cabinet Maker for twenty yrs i have used the old one and the new one. They work just fine. Always the person is 90% of the skill. BTW I use Japanese water stones , they make a difference.