Here is a picture of the finished sharpener ready to start sharpening small knives..
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Step 1: Knife Holder Plans
Here is the illustration plan i drew for making the knife blade holder.
Step 2: Pocket Knive Blade Holder Fabrication
Pic#1 Shows me milling the 3/8 wide slots by 3/4 of a inch long.
pic #1,2,3 show the end slots for the 2 bearings that will roll on the end guide to keep the blade straight as it is rolled across the grinding wheel.
Pic#5,6,7 Show the 3 center bearing slots for the leveling of the blade holder as it passes down the the guide.
Pic#8 Shows the clamp attached to the holder with 3 8 x 32 x 1/2 in screws
Step 3: Main Brackets and Supports Plan
Step 4: Main Bracket Fabrication
pic#1 Shows the (2) 1/2 inch diameter rods i drilled and tapped 1/4 x 20 x 1'' that will later be cut down to 1 1/2 inch long.
pic #2 & 3 show the drilling and cutting off of the (2) height and support spacers
pic#4 Shows the (2) spacers installed and the support bracket welded between them.
pic #5 Shows the 14'' long support rod for the slider bracket welded into place.
pic #6 shows the jack support rod for leveling the 14'' long support rod.
Step 5: Knife Slider Bracket Plan
Step 6: Slider Bracket Fabrication
Pic #1 &2 shows the milling of all the surfaces and the (2) slots so the bracket can slide towards the wheel for adjustments.
pic# 3 thru 7 Shows the slider bracket mounted in place , The adjustment bolt attached , The (2) Spring assisted pins to hold tension on the slider bracket at all times, And the jack bolt attached and leveled.
Step 7: Finding the Right Angle.
pic #1&2 Shows how i used a angle finder to get the 5 degrees i wanted for my pocket knife edge.
pic# 3&4 Shows the knife blade attached to the holder for both edges of the blade to be sharpened..