The only thing that is tougher on my tools’ edges than ipe is students.
— Christopher Schwarz, who has been grinding and sharpening all morning.
Looks like the new LN sharpening jig!!
I looked on LN web site and did not find the jig.
Any info would be appreciated.
It is a prototype of a new, terrific LN sharpening jig. They should be available shortly.
I would swear it was on the site a few months back at around $80 with lots of extras at similar prices. Maybe I just had a very detailed dream about it after reading something about it earlier.
Watch your knuckles…
What the hell is that sharpening jig???
Lie-Nielsen one my dear friend ;)
Chris ” You can borrow my tools but please don’t let the edges clang around on your benches” Students ” What was that old codger babbling about? I can’t get these !@@#$% dovetails to fit!”
Tage Frid was known, among other things, for sharpening with a belt grinder and buffing wheel. Saved a lot of time, and was ‘good enough.’
Might be worth looking into. Ipe was the wood that broke my mortiser, a couple of years ago. Good enough might just be what you need.
I’d love to know more about that jig too, it looks like an improved “Eclipse” jig — which is something that sorely needs improving after all.
The “Eclipse” jig was the first I bought a long time ago. I have since bought five other sharpening jigs and I always come back to the “Eclipse”. Copies from the Far East do not work very well but my original gives me the simplest, easiest way of sharpening everything but Japanese chisels. Does not need “improving”.
And you’re loving every minute with that L-N prototype!
What are you making out of ipe?
I’m wondering the same.
“students” I think…
Maybe he’s using it to continually dull his tools so he can play with that jig all day long.
You keep teasing us with that jig, come out with it already!
Meh. Go commando. Hold that thing in your hand. Easy and quick. You’ll get the hang of it. We obsess overmuch over perfect sharpness.
Hello, my name is Ipe Montoya…
You killed my chisel. Prepare to die.
OK, that’s funny. I hope everyone got the reference, if not you’re missing out.
Weren’t we talking about true love for a jig?
Was that with a Antonio Banderas or Ricardo Montalbán accent?
True love for a jig is indeed a wonderful thing. But what he said was, “to blave”. To blave, of course, means to lie. So this is really just an elaborate non-April Fool’s joke between Chris, Tom Lie-Nielsen and a secret 3rd Party will will all soon come to find out is Robin Lee, a most excellent portrayer of such cruel and devilishly tempting jokes.
A more accurate title for this post might very well be, “My name is Slim Ipe”.
Mr. Schwarz: I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?
Bob, the accent has to be Banderas. Ricardo Montalbán was Mexican.
I have a Knight smoothing plane made out of Ipe. Hard as rock and moves so smooth over the surface of other woods!
Your screws aren’t clocked
IPE Snippy, I want that jig !
Aha! Finally I’m one up on everyone! I’ve played with that jig when Deneb Puchalski came to the Axminster Shop in Warrington, Cheshire in April. It is a prototype, but it grips under finger tightening like a Scotsman to a can of Special Brew (I’m Scottish, so I’m allowed. And Special Brew is a particularly strong – but cheap – lager favoured by alkys). It has interchangeable parts for holding various blades, including skew blades. LN, at that time, hadn’t worked out the manufacturing kinks yet.
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