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Make a Sharpening System with A Sharpening Stone and Sharpen Knives

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When a stone is used to sharpen a knife, the sharpening process will be effective when the knife is stroked against the stone at a consistent bevel angle..
If the blade is stroked against the stone at  different angle, the sharpening  process will fail.

But it is difficult to learn to make the strokes consisten and correct t without some guide. 

This instructable shows how to easily  make that sharpening  stroke consistent  and the sharpening process successful.

The device made in this demo will  help the sharpener keep the angle consistent.
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Step 1: Materials

Materials:
Two scrap pieces of wood, each about  6 "  X 6"  X 1"
The two pieces must  have the same width and thickness , but may be different lengths.
Plywood is good because it resists splitting 
1 Double Sided honing/shrapening/whet stone at least 6" long by 2 " wide ( cost about $12)
3   2 " screws

Tools
pencil
Square with Measure
Google or calculator
Drill Driver for making pilot holes and drilling screws
Small saw for cutting grove in wood


Step 2: Clamp and Screw the Wood Pieces into an "L"

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Clamp and Screw the Wood Pieces  into an "L " Shape
The board that is the vertical part of the "L" should touch the table surface
When the piece is standing, the screws will be seen from the back.
The screws will be running paralell to the surface of the table, not vertically.
Use Corner Clamps as shown
There is an instructable on corner clamps by me.

Position pieces  and clamp together
Drill pilot holes 
Screw the pieces together
Remove clamps
Tighten screws.


CatalinRO1 year ago
Amazing! I like its simplicity :) Honestly I didn't dare to sharpen my knives because I was afraid not to make them even blunt than they are now. But it is a saying that a blunt knife is dangerous than a sharp one, so better build this. Thanks for the idea!
You're welcome to run one of your fingers along one of my knives and test that saying.
Why, are they so blunt and dangerous? :)
It might magically become separated.
Ok, then show us this trick via a well done Instructable :) I promise you I'll vote it and I'll promote it :P
DrWhovian1 year ago
Great idea and project! I wish i would have seen this before dropping money on a sharpener that is pretty much based on the same design.
polycam1 year ago
Very nice! Looks like my Spyderco TriAngle gets a bit of competition ;)
Wilmette (author)  polycam1 year ago
Glad you like it. I made this up when my kid entered Boy Scouts and I knew he would have to learn to sharpen a knife on a stone. That is a skill I myself never mastered; my strokes were never consistent enough. I was inspired by some items I saw in a knife shop. In short , you could prop a stone against anything upright and it would work if the stone were propped at the right distance. I suppose you could mark the stone to indicate that distance. Glad you enjoyed it
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