DIY Magnetic Honing Guide

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This DIY magnetic honing guide will make sharpening chisels and hand-planes a whole lot easier.
This DIY magnetic honing guide will make sharpening chisels and hand-planes a whole lot easier.

Tools make our lives a whole lot easier. But some tools need another tool to work perfectly. My husband loves to make wooden sculptures to de-stress. One of his default tools is a chisel. Because he uses them regularly, the tools need regular sharpening as well.

Very simple, easy to make, and it costs close to nothing!
Very simple, easy to make, and it costs close to nothing!

He recently discovered that there’s a better way to hold a chisel in place while he was sharpening it. He wanted to buy one but decided against it when he saw on the internet that he could make one. The project was simple. Plus, I don’t think it cost him anything at all! He used materials that he already had laying around his shed.

Today, he uses the magnetic honing guide almost every week. He also made some for his friends and they liked it as well. This is a great DIY project. As we always love to say, why buy when you can make one?

Materials:

  • 8 pcs – 10×1.5mm Neodymium magnets
  • Small plastic wheel with a metal base plate
  • Water
  • Alcohol pad/swab
  • Super glue

Tools:

  • Metal file
  • Bench vise
  • Sharpening stone

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Learn how to make this magnetic honing guide by following the  step-by-step instructions here

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