A gift as precise as the work.
The 50° Mini Honing Guide Kit allows you to hone the special HP-8 Mini Block Plane and/or Chopstick Master Plane irons to precisely 50° for planing highly-figured or reversing grains in your work piece. Includes 1 Hardened steel iron and 1 honing plate.
(Note: The 30° Honing Guide is not included. It is only pictured here to demonstrate the set-up for the 50° Honing Kit).
Solid, anodized aluminum set up gauge. Precisely built to guarantee a 50° angle. Very simple concept to use. Provides a means to successfully plane highly-figured wood or work pieces with reversing grain.
Overall length of Set-up Gauge: 2-3/8”
Set-up Gauge width: 1-1/8”
50° Set-up Gauge. Plane Iron with 50° Bevel. Honing Plate
For those of you who are making your own blanks out of your scrap bin, you likely have some stock with switchback grain. This can be a real problem with a low angle plane as provided in the CSM.
The Mini Honing Guide Kit works in conjunction with the 30° Mini Honing Guide and allows you to easily and quickly get a perfect 50°cutting edge onto the plane iron which is supplied with this kit. Simply slip the iron into the Honing Guide and setting it on the 50° set up gauge so that the iron touches the lip of the gage. With both rollers firmly grounded on the flat of the gauge, lock the iron in place. You can then run this set up over your honing stone with the certainty that the angle is a perfect 50° and the bevel is parallel across the iron. Works with your HP-8 Mini Block Plane Iron and the Chopstick Master Plane Iron. Your plane irons should be honed frequently for the best performance. Irons which become worn or nicked will need to be ground first before being honed.