I have realised with a little dismay, that most of my knife making tools (such as for example this one or this one) are back at home in munich and that I’m not overly well equipped with the little things here at the northern germany refuge. So I made the working vise some days ago and now I finished a bevel grinding/filing jig to be mounted on my bench vise. Although they’re simple, non-complex tools, it feels very good to do things by hand again.

The jig is T-shaped, with the horizontal bar for clamping down the workpiece and the vertical bar holding an eyelet screw where the extension rod for the file can be inserted. Thus, I can adjust the angle of the file by lowering or heightening the eyelet screw. A center line drawn on the construction lets me center the to-be-filed blade so I can work with the same distances on each side of the blade.

Much text. The images and the drawing below show it all at one glance.