We’ve produced miniature versions of some of our tools for years, and while they certainly have appeal as collectibles, each is fully functional. To support their utility, this honing guide is a natural extension, so that those who use our miniature chisels and planes can keep the blades properly sharpened.
A 1:3-scale version of the Veritas sharpening system, it consists of a honing guide and an angle jig. The honing guide has a die-cast aluminum body that rides on a brass roller and accepts blades up to 3/4" wide; the stainless-steel clamping knob holds the blade against a pad in the guide. The angle-setting jig has a 2 1/2" long base and a five-sided wheel that you can turn to a selected facet. You can use it to set your blade angle to one of the five most common bevel angles (15°, 20°, 25°, 30° and 35°). With the blade loosely held in the honing guide, simply roll the guide up to the wheel and clamp the blade. You can return to exactly the same angle each time you want to hone a blade, ensuring accuracy and reducing sharpening time.
Not only for use with our miniature tools, the system is also a sharpening option for other small blades, such as those used with our flat detail palm plane and other small planes. Comes in a French-fitted leatherette presentation box. Made in Canada.