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Yes another bevel jig

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by scott kozub, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. scott kozub

    scott kozub Gold Member Gold Member

    290
    Jan 1, 2018
    I made a bevel grinding jig a while ago for sharpening and doing bevels but didn't really use it much. Then I got an order for an ulu. Man are these hard to grind. Anyways the old jig was perfect for this so I figured I'd make a quick video and it may help someone. It's very versatile and accurate but most of all easy to dunk the blade.

     
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  2. jll346

    jll346 Knife maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2006
    Very neat jig
     
  3. Brock Cutlery

    Brock Cutlery KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 10, 2015
    I like it.
     
  4. Ken H>

    Ken H>

    Dec 31, 2011
    Slick - I've sent the link to a buddy who might be interested. Good job, on both jig and video.
     
  5. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    cool idea !
     
  6. Kali4nia

    Kali4nia

    140
    Aug 12, 2015
    Simple is elegant!
     
  7. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    Great solution!
     
  8. KCGGBC

    KCGGBC KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    304
    Aug 14, 2012
    Very clever. :thumbsup:
     
  9. scott kozub

    scott kozub Gold Member Gold Member

    290
    Jan 1, 2018
    20190610_181003-01-01.jpeg I had intended to use it for sharpening as well but set it aside till I had to make this ulu.
     
  10. kmf600

    kmf600

    105
    Jul 2, 2018
    How hard is it to re-align the blade of you flip ot over to grind the other side? Will the bevels match or do you adjust it a little with every pass to make both sides match? Like the idea.
     
  11. scott kozub

    scott kozub Gold Member Gold Member

    290
    Jan 1, 2018
    I just flip the knife over and go. I dont know the exact accuracy but definatly a fraction of a degree. Make sure to tape it because the magnets can scratch it. Each turn of the screw is very precise. You need to look very closely for the new facet. I usually do 2 turns when moving a grind up or down. Really easy to move a grind up at the outer edges and feather it in.

    The really handy thing is the fact that the blade isn't fixed to the rod so when you do a longer blade you can rotate the blade to keep it perpendicular to the belt of that makes sense. I also keep a finger on the blade to control pressure and monitor heat.
     
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