new mortise chisel jig for Veritas Mark II

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  • #141048
    Derek Long
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    I know there are a few of us here that use a mortise chisel now and then, and have struggled with getting a good square edge with sharpening. I was excited to try the Mark II narrow blade adapter when it came out, but mortise chisels slip on that, too. You’d think such a large hunk of steel would be easier to sharpen free hand, but no.

    Lee Valley obviously heard the noise and came out with a mortise chisel adapter for the Mark II:

    http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=74894&cat=1,43072,43078&ap=1

    Anybody that gets it, please post here with your experience. I’ll see if I can wrangle up a spare $30 to try it, too.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #141121
    Peter George
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    @delong1974

    I was at my local Lee Valley store yesterday and took a look at the adapter. Basically it’s spacer that goes between the head and the roller so that thicker chisels can be sharpened.

    I have the narrow blade head which works fine with my Narex mortise chisels so I haven’t tried the adapter to see if it makes a difference.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #141122
    Derek Long
    Participant

    Thanks Peter! I’m not sure if that helps me any, then. My chisels have plenty of room, they just slip in the jaws.

    I’ll just keep freehand sharpening.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #141140
    Peter George
    Participant

    I had the same problem. I used some sandpaper to roughen the inside of the jaws. It seems to work fine now.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

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