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  • #10168
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    Dean Dauplaise
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    Does anyone have a work sharp wide blade attachment they are willing to sell?

    They are discontinued but I’m sure someone has one that doesn’t use it!

    I got a work sharp for free. Works great and have found no difference between hand sharpening. I’ve tried every method so far.

    If you have one for sale let me know!

    646-872-9217
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    email deancraft2003@gmail.com

  • #10169
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    Charlie James
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    The work sharp is discontinued or the attachment? I have a work sharp but only use it to flatten the back of my blades.

  • #10171
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    Dean Dauplaise
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    The work sharp attachment for “wide blades” is discontinued.

  • #10172
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    Charlie James
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    Thanks, figured that…

  • #10173
    Ben Nawrath
    Ben Nawrath
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    I use mine.. but I know I’ve seen YouTube videos where people make their own out of MDF.

  • #10175
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    Dean Dauplaise
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    I guess that’s an option if I can’t find one.

  • #10176
    Daryl Rosenblatt
    Daryl Rosenblatt
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    I use mine, but you are welcome to come and measure it all up to copy it.

  • #10177
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    Dean Dauplaise
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    Thanks Daryl. Another option. I’ll let you know. Just not sure how accurate it would be out of plywood or whatever I make it out of. Can’t be to hard. My other thought was to just make designated blocks at 25 degrees 30 degrees and so on and then have a clamping mechanism.

  • #10178
    Daryl Rosenblatt
    Daryl Rosenblatt
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    The toughest part isn’t the clamping jig, it’s the platform with leveling screws. The idea is to let the rollers be level with the spinning discs. The best shot just might be to find one eventually on eBay.

  • #10179
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    Dean Dauplaise
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    Agrees. I have the platform. eBay didn’t come up with anything unfortunately.

  • #10180
    Ben Nawrath
    Ben Nawrath
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    Wait you have the platform? Not much to it after that..,

  • #10181
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    Dean Dauplaise
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    Yes I have the platform. I just need the guide part.

  • #10182
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    Eddie Piotrowski
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    Dean, get Ahold of Bob Urso he use to sell them he might have one ,,

  • #10184
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    Dean Dauplaise
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    I called him already he didn’t have any.

  • #10191
    Joe Bottigliere
    Joe Bottigliere
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    The guide is almost inconsequential. You can use almost any roller guide that will fit on the base. It’s the platform that attaches tot he unit the is critical. You’re 90% there. I can check my Veritas guide to see if it will work but those cheaper, side-clamp guides might just do the trick.

  • #10193
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    Dean Dauplaise
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    Joe, I thought there was a specific guide. Now that mention it that makes sense. A side guide roller would probably work. Don’t have one as I usually sharpen freehand. Let me know.

  • #10203
    Joe Bottigliere
    Joe Bottigliere
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    So, I looked at my machine with both the stock guide, the Veritas and an OLD small wheel side clamp guide I still have. I don’t see why any of them would not work for you. My only concern would be a guide with a small wheel like my old one. It allows a lot of tipping from side to side. That is great for adding a camber but if you tip it too much, I would be afraid of grabbing the paper and tearing it possibly pulling the jig from your hand. I would recommend a bit larger wheel style or exercising extra care. But it will work.

    The stock guide is pretty nice in that it has a fixture for accurately setting the blade length thereby setting the angle. And it provides for a micro bevel if you use them. It has two wheels, spaced fairly far apart which provides a lot stability but little chance of adding a camber at the machine. That will HAVE to be done freehand. It also allows you enough room (on longer blades) to lap the back with the guide on.

    Hope that helps.

  • #10208
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    Dean Dauplaise
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    Very helpful! Thank you Joe!

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