Thursday, December 30, 2010
Veritas Mk II Honing Guide
Veritas®'s new honing guide solves many of the problems associated with sharpening jigs. First, it will hold flat, tapered and oddly-shaped blades from 1/4" to 2-7/8" wide and up to 1/2" thick. Even short Stanley-type 151 spokeshave blades are no problem. Next, its long roller wheel prevents tipping and utilizes a three-position eccentric cam for applying micro-bevels without repositioning the blade. However, the best feature is the integral registration jig that automatically squares your blade to the guide — no more skewed blades. The registration jig has three color-coded bevel ranges: high (25° to 54°), standard (15° to 40°) and back-bevel (10° to 20°). The easy-to-use, built-in bevel stop allows you to choose your bevel angle without trial and error. One of the best purchases I have made.