The Tormek SVM-140 knife jig works well to hold this.
CB's USB Projection Calculator is recommended for calculating setup for Tormek knife jigs. (The simpler Projection Calculator is also still available.)
If you want to grind a flat bevel on the edge and you are using a Tormek, watch the video below on using the Tormek MB-100 Muti Base.
|Front Bevel||Back Bevel||Notes|
|Bevel Down||25° - 30°
I've seen recommendations for Front Bevel which range between 15° and 30°.
The very accomplished chairmaker, Curtis Buchanan, recommends an angle of 28°; I won't try to second-guess him. (His sharpening approach is shown in the video below.)
|Bevel Up||20° - 25°
||2° - 5°
||The typical back bevel recommendation is in the range of 2° - 5°.|
Notes & Comments
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