Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Jigs for float-making? *LINK*
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Jigs for float-making? ()

steve voigt
Patrick, I use a rake guide--a piece of scrap wood jammed on the end of the file, such that the file will be at the correct rake when the guide is held level. Costs nothing and takes 5 minutes to make. I imagine you're familiar with this, but if anyone isn't, they can see a picture at the link below. The jig isn't necessary for sharpening, but for cutting a new float (or saw teeth) it helps.

I've been meaning to write a multi-part blog series on float making, covering basic floats, skewed floats, and specialty or oddball floats. One of these days I'll get it done.

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