Monday, September 13, 2021

Kyle Royer's plunge grinding jig

Since my cat won't let me sleep, I thought I'd look up Kyle Royer's plunge grinding jig. This jig is sheer elegance in its simplicity. Unfortunately, I can't use it because I don't have variable speed on my knife grinder, and my grinder goes too fast for this to work. But I'm going to put it right here for myself and anybody else who wants to have a look-see. Some day when I get a nicer knife grinder, I'll be able to use it. It sure would make it easier to get nice looking plunge lines.

EDIT: 9/18/2021 - I found a video on YouTube where somebody made one of these jigs. He called it a "waterfall platen." I think that's a great name. I hope it takes because that will make it easier to search and see how other people made theirs.