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 most commonly used tools is a chisel. Because he uses them so regularly, it’s important that the tools are kept sharp. This means that he has to sharpen them on a regular basis.
Good quality tools can be a big investment, but if you take good care of them, they last longer and return the favour. You can extend the life of your tools by regularly cleaning and oiling them, and by storing them properly. Taking good care of your tools pays off in the long run, both in terms of their longevity and their performance.
It is important to keep your tools clean and well-maintained in order to save time and money. Properly maintained tools also make your projects and jobs much easier. In order to keep your tools in good condition, it is important to clean them after each use.
You should also regularly inspect your tools for damage or wear and tear. If you notice any damage, make sure to repair it and do something with the tool as soon as possible. By taking proper care of your tools, you can extend their life and avoid having to replace them as often.
My husband recently discovered that there’s a better way to hold a chisel in place while sharpening it. After doing some research, he found that he could make one himself with some basic materials. This saved him money and allowed him to customize it to his own needs.
The project was actually quite simple. I don’t think it cost him anything at all, since he used materials that he already had laying around his shed. It’s always impressive to see someone take on a project like this and come out successful. Good for him for having the vision and skill to complete it!
He now uses the magnetic honing guide almost every week and has even made some for his friends who have all come to love them as well. This is a great DIY project that anyone can easily do. Not to mention, it’s always more satisfying to use something you made yourself. So next time you’re in need of a honing guide, remember – why buy when you can make it?
If you’re interested to make your own magnetic honing guide for your chisels, you can find a great tutorial by heading to the link below. This guide will walk you through the process step-by-step, so you can get started honing your chisels like a pro in no time.
You’ll need a few tools and supplies before you get started, including a set of chisels, a set of Neodymium magnets, a small plastic wheel with a metal base plate, and some super glue. Once you have everything you need, simply follow the tutorial below and you’ll have your very own magnetic honing guide in no time.
What are you waiting for? Start grabbing all the materials needed and watch the video!
What you’ll need to make a magnetic honing guide?
- 8 pcs – 10×1.5mm Neodymium magnets
- Small plastic wheel with a metal base plate
- Alcohol pad/swab
- Super glue
- 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…
Here’s a quick video…