Q: Can I sharpen skew knives with a 30° angle?
Hi Allan! I was a bit mistaken, it’s not 50, but about a 30 grade angle. This is the optimal angle of our skew knives. Take a look on this photo attached to see it. Please let me know if your jig is able to handle that.
~ Vadim, Latvia
This is part two of Vadim’s original question. See part one here.
A: No problem, attach a simple step clamp.
I am SO glad you asked this question. Thanks to your inquiry, I came up with an accurate way to hold 30° angle blades or knives in our jig. It’s a simple solutions and I think you’ll like it.
To make this jig accessory you’ll need these few items as well as a drill press and a drill bit.
- a small piece of wood
- 2 pieces of steel
- a nut, bolt, and a washer
I drilled a hole in the two pieces of steel to align them and act as a clamping element. I countersunk the bolt head on the bottom piece. Add a small piece of wood as a step clamp. Then put your knife holding set up under the u-channel of The Ultimate Sharpening Jig and you are ready to go. Clamp your blade, knife or chisel in place and start sharpening!
I made a video to show what I mean. Let me know if you have any more questions.
~ Allan Little, AskWoodMan
In the demo video below I show how to position a piece of wood (a mock up for a skew knife) in The Ultimate Sharpening Jig.