I burrowed a line from the movie 'Support your local sheriff" with James Garner and Harry Morgan. I'm paraphrasing the line from memory, "...we ordered them from St Louis but they ain't arroved yet". Well we have an arctic wedge bringing some ungodly cold air down from up north to the eastern seaboard. This morning when I went to work it was 8°F (-13°C). The upcoming weekend is supposed to be even colder with wind chills down below -15°F (-27°C). It's going to be a wee bit chilly in my part of the universe and winter has finally arroved.
Before I got to play with the new LN Honing guide, I played with the dial board on the new clock. I hadn't planned on doing this because I'm using hide glue and the shop is cold. The clock was on the bench and I had to move it to play with the honing guide so.....I had to see if what I thought of last night during dinner would work. From there I went to just gluing one block in place to doing all 3.
|idea was and wasn't working|
|another hiccup solved|
|I was able to glue all 3 in place and apply some weight|
Yesterday I got a replacement honing guide from Lie Nielsen. They sent it back to me with one day shipping. When I called LN to check on it, the girl told that the one I sent back wasn't square and she didn't mention anything about the LH skew jaws not fitting. She also said I must have dropped it or it got rattled in shipping. I have never dropped that honing guide. I always treated it like I was holding a new born baby whenever I used it. I never played the bounce test with it once.
|replacement LN guide|
The good thing is I have it back and I can touch up my chisels before I do the dovetails for my coffee filter box. I checked the replacement 30° LH skew jaws that they fit on both sides of the honing guide. After I checked that I also did the same for my other sets of jaws. Everything fit, right side up or backwards and on both sides. I am glad that I got it back so quickly - LN customer service is top notch.
|standard jaws in the back small chisel jaws in the front|
|LN 1/8" chisel in the new guide|
|I've got the guide finger tight|
|the original honing guide with the LN 1/8" chisel|
This is what I had the first time I tried the small jaws and the LN 1/8" chisel. You can see that the chisel is cocked in the jaws. It never occurred to me, even here, that the honing guide was at fault.
|another pic of the original guide and the LN 1/8" chisel|
I had noticed a short while after I got the guide that the closer the jaws got together, the stiffer it was turning the screw down. It was not so easy to turn it with just finger pressure. Once the guide was opened about a 1/3 of the way the screwing action was smooth and easy. It didn't occur to me that maybe there was something wrong with the guide such as it being out of square. I thought that the stiff action as it closed up was due to sharpening stuff getting on the threads or on the center wheel.
|double checking the new LN guide action|
|had to check this|
|not quite flat on the stone|
|shifted the jig on the stone|
|took 3 strokes|
|two black marks|
There much joy and rejoicing in Mudville again. My guide is now working as it should. My LN honing guide now will sharpen every chisel and iron that I have except for the LV rabbet plane. I may buy another O-1 iron for it just to experiment with. Damian was right, I needed the LH skew jaws to sharpen the RH iron. I still can't get my brain bucket to compute that but I'll take it as it is for now. I'll try to understand it after my headache goes away.
If you impignorated, what have you done?
answer - pawned something