On Fri, 04 Jul 2003 02:17:40 GMT, "Mike in Mystic"
This is why I didn't get the Veritas honing guide when shopping for
one. While I'm sure it's very well made I had concerns about keeping
the plane iron or chisel square. Instead, I bought myself a cheaper
(around $12) and simpler honing guide. You can find it in several
WWing catalogs. It's silver in color and clamps the chisel or plane
iron on the sides which keeps the edge square. Works great for me.
After establishing an approximately correct angle I'll clamp the blade
and mark the top with a marker for future reference when rehoning.
Make sure after you're done using the honing guide to dry it off and
lube it a little so the wheel and screw don't freeze up from rust.
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