We have set about coming up with a design for a sharpening station that will help you store and use your sharpening kit.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a sharpening kit box that doubles as a platform for grinding the proper primary bevel on a wood plane iron. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
Build a sharpening station like this with help from a free plan by Tom Fidgen. Featured on Fine Woodworking.
Articles on making wooden saw vise – authored by fellow woodworkers.
In an earlier technical bulletin Lee Valley Tools described how to make a simple hone for a gouge by making a cut in a piece of wood with the gouge and then rubbing green honing compound in the cut. Read more about this sharpening gauge.
This project is easy enough for almost anyone to tackle with confidence, and will produce a tool sharpener that will keep your workshop running smoothly for years.
The problem is holding the chisel at a consistent angle as you sharpen. To do this, I clamp the chisel to a simple sharpening guide.