How to make and use a filing jig for knife blades.

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In this video I show you how to make and use a filing jig to file accurate and beautiful bevels on your blades!

I have used a jig like this to make all the knives I’ve created so far. It’s an inexpensive, safe and accurate way of creating amazing bevels on your knives!

It’s very safe to use so it’s great for getting younger folk into knifemaking.

The tools needed to construct the jig are:
– Hacksaw
– Ruler
– Pencil
– Electric drill
– Center punch
– 1/8″ drill bit
– 7/32″ drill bit
– Dremel, angle grinder, bench grinder or belt sander for preparing the file (needed once only)

– 1x 11×3.5×0.75″ Plywood
– 1x 14.5×3.5×0.75″ Plywood
– 1x 10.5×3.5×0.75″ Plywood
– 4x #8 Wood Screws
– 2x 1/4-20 Stove bolts, 1-1/2″ long
– 1x 3/8″ steel rod 36″ long
– 1x 1/4″ eye-bolt. 2-6″ long (ideally get a couple of different lengths)
– 1x 12″ Double cut bastard file
– 1x Roll of electrical tape
– 2x 1″ diameter screw-type hose clamps

This filing jig can be used for filing full flat grinds, high flat grinds, and scandi grinds. It can also be used for doing convex grinds by doing a faceted grind and then blending the facets together.