Modifying an inexpensive honing guide
All it takes is a file and a little time
Most of us head out to the shop to work wood, not sharpen. You’re much more likely to sharpen a dull tool if you make it as easy and quick a task as possible. Honing guides make sharpening quicker because you can easily get right back to the same bevel angle as the last time you sharpened. In this video, Bob Van Dyke shows you how he takes a $15 honing guide and modifies it to perform like one many times the price. All it takes is a little filing and this bargain-bin honing guide will hold your chisels and plane irons with ease.