Q: So, what about sharpening “skew chisel” type of blades, especially with quite big skew angle?
I’m a cobbler and my knife is like your skew chisels, however its “skew” angle can be more, about 50 grade angle. The width can be about 1 1/2 inches (3,5-3.8cm) and the thickness about 0.79 inches. I already had the General tools jig, but I just wasn’t able to clamp my knife in the jig at the correct angle, so the cutting edge to be absolutely parallel to diamond stone, because the General’s jig width wasn’t wide enough (the width of the space where the knife is inserted). What about that problem in your new jig? Take a look on this photo I’ve just attached, it’s your photo showing my knife in the General tool jig. As I said, if the angle would be more than this one, I wasn’t able to sharpen that, because I wasn’t able to further turn my knife to achieve the parallel cutting edge.
~ Vadim, Latvia
After Vadim first wrote me (early 2012 before I had invented the Ultimate Sharpening Jig) I took piece of wide angled steel and positioned it in the General jig at an angle as best I could. (photo right). Vadim tried but couldn’t get his large blade secured at the angle he needed in the General Jig. But now, thanks to the versatility of The Ultimate Sharpening Jig, not only is it possible, it’s quick and accurate too!
A: No Problem With The Ultimate Sharpening Jig
I don’t have a blade like that but I cut a piece of wood 40mm wide (even wider than your requirements) with a 50 degree angle. As you can see with The Ultimate Sharpening Jig the bevel can be set parallel with even a little room to spare. Please see detailed photos below.
~ Allan Little, AskWoodMan
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[…] This is part two of Vadim’s original question. See part one here. […]