Using some scrap material, a wing nut, machine screw, and a pair of router-bit guide bearings (3⁄16" I.D. replacement ball bearings, 16J95.05, 800-871-8158, leevalley.com), I built this adjustable honing guide.

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Using some scrap material, a wing nut, machine screw, and a pair of router-bit guide bearings (316 " I.D. replacement ball bearings, 16J95.05, 800-871-8158, leevalley.com), I built this adjustable honing guide. Not only can it accommodate blades up to 2 14 " wide and any thickness up to 332 ", but its design makes switching between 25° and 35° sharpening angles as simple as flipping the jig around.

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—David Schaeffer, Spencer, Iowa