The Pinnacle Honing Guide is what’s new. You’ll get perfect results first and every time, it’s easy to set up and use, it works with oil or water stones, diamond or ceramic, and even the Scary Sharp system.
My wife and I wanted to present my brother and his wife with a nice sushi set, but we were disappointed with the offerings available commercially. Naturally, that meant I would design and build one myself. Because presentation is just as important as preparation with many customary Japanese foods, I started with a traditional “geta”-style tray and added a few elegant touches of my own.
Easily handcraft a wooden smoothing plane inspired by those made famous by master furniture maker James Krenov.
AS I WAS making a corner cabinet out of birch plywood with cherry facings and five-sided shelves, I encountered a problem. My design called for gluing cherry facing strips to the front edges, which I would then shape. However, the long front edge of the shelf had no opposing parallel edge to use for clamping. I developed this jig so I could clamp the facings to the front edge of the plywood.