That Honing Guide

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  • #646655
    John Grogan
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    Am I incompetent or what? I’m scratching my head in puzzlement on using this thing. It wasn’t until I looked at modifying the honing guide (per many YouTube videos) did I notice the roller doesn’t ROLL. Therefore when using it on the three DMT stones it becomes flat…see the picture. What’s the point of a roller if it doesn’t roll? Am I missing something?
    Peace, John

    Dripping Springs, Texas
    First met Paul when he lived is Texas. So happy he is active online. We are all blessed for his generosity.
    Would be happy to meet anyone in the Austin area who also follows Paul's work.

    #646658
    Martin Chapman
    Participant

    John,
    The roller must roll for this guide to work.
    Looks like yours is faulty, or maybe it needs lubricating.

    #646662
    Colin Scowen
    Participant

    Might be worth popping the retaining rings off, and see if it rolls then.

    Colin, Czech Rep.

    #646664
    Nikolaj Thøgersen
    Participant

    I don’t think it’s ever going to work properly with a flat spot like that. I would return it, if possible.
    If not, try to find a couple of ball bearings with the right inner and outer diameter. I did that to mine to keep it from rocking.

    #646668
    John Grogan
    Participant

    Thank you Martin. The roller and the screw seem to be metal on metal but with a lot of finesse and removing the e-clips I was able to get the roller free. With some lubricant it’s rolling but is very rough. I suspect this will continue to freeze up.

    Dripping Springs, Texas
    First met Paul when he lived is Texas. So happy he is active online. We are all blessed for his generosity.
    Would be happy to meet anyone in the Austin area who also follows Paul's work.

    #646669
    John Grogan
    Participant

    Nikolaj; Thanks for the suggestion, however this honing guide is done. I’m not going to try to repair it. Mostly I sharpen free hand and only use a guide for sharpening any iron 3/8” or narrower. Now I’ll probably make my own guide for that purpose.

    Dripping Springs, Texas
    First met Paul when he lived is Texas. So happy he is active online. We are all blessed for his generosity.
    Would be happy to meet anyone in the Austin area who also follows Paul's work.

    #646852
    TONY WARREN
    Participant

    In addition to what everyone has mentioned, I also modified the guide as seen in this video.

    #646853
    Peter Gaffney
    Participant

    I’m glad you posted this video. If there’s anything I’ve learned through Paul and on my own, it’s that modern manufacturing techniques do not have quality as the top priority. Modifying this jig, which I have in my sharpening equipment station, will give me a much better feeling about sharpening my 1/4″ and smaller chisels, and my small Record 50 plow plane blades. I did them by hand before and it was…less than successful/acceptable. Thanks again for the post!

    #646866
    Colin Scowen
    Participant

    I’ve also modified a guide like this. The one I had, from B&Q was very heavy with the paint, so what should have been fairly crisp corners were much more curved. It is worth cleaning this away as well.

    Colin, Czech Rep.

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