Sharpening Jig

I'm a firm believer in simple. In fact if its not simple odds are I'll do my part to make it simple. It's not that I don't think difficult is worthy, I'm just too stupid to do anything difficult. So, it's simple or nothing for me!

As such I needed to make a sharpening jig I looked for the simplest solution I could find and it worked fine for my gouges, but not for my scrapers or skews. I needed something better. This jig by King Heiple was my solution.

I dismissed the math completely and just assembled it as I saw fit. I hate math, which is why I turn. I certainly don't want to ruin my hobby with numbers. It turned out great. And as you can see, very sharp skew chisels and a great burr on my scraper. I'm quite pleased!