I have seen some jigs on the internet for giving a knife blank a "grind" or profile. This is the step before the final edge that is used for cutting. I have started to work scrap metal into knives, so I thought I would try my hand at making one of these jigs.
I wanted it to 1) fit my small work bench / project table, 2) be inexpensive, 3) be easy to construct, 4) really work!
Step 1: Wooden Base Assembly
My first step was to gather some scraps of wood. I had oak on hand. I think anything would work as long as it is not warped. Plywood would be fine, too.
I cut the pieces to form a "T".
I cut the long piece to fit across my work table, so I could clamp the finished "T" top and bottom.
A board was placed across the top of the "T" pilot holes drilled, then screwed together.