The Veritas® Narrow-Blade
Head is designed to hold narrow blades square to the standard Mk.II
honing guide, and works with the straight roller base and angle
Figure 1: Narrow-blade carrier components.
To install the narrow-blade carrier, unfasten the standard blade
carrier from the straight roller base. Position the narrow-blade carrier
on the roller base and secure it to the roller base with the locking
knob and washer, as shown in Figure 2, aligning it to
position ②(yellow) or ③ (green) as necessary
for the desired bevel angle. (Position ① is not available in the chisel
honing configuration.) In general, position ② (yellow) will accommodate
the typical range of chisel bevels.
The narrow-blade carrier can accommodate chisel blades as narrow
as 1/8" and as wide as 1-1/2". Blades with bevelled sides are securely
Figure 2: Mounting the narrow-blade carrier onto the straight roller base.
Once the blade carrier is installed, slide the angle registration
jig onto the dovetail feature along the front of the narrow-blade
carrier. Locate the registration stop for the desired bevel angle.
Figure 3: Connecting the registration jig onto the narrow-blade carrier.
Hold the narrow-blade carrier assembly upside down. Turn the
blade clamp knob counterclockwise to open the clamp jaws, place the
chisel blade between the two jaws and against the registration stop,
then turn the clamp knob clockwise to clamp the chisel blade firmly (but
avoid overtightening). (Note: The parallel jaws in the narrow-blade carrier automatically center the blade.)
Figure 4: Installing a chisel.
Loosen the registration jig clamp knob, slide the registration jig off of the
narrow-blade carrier, and sharpen the blade.
Note: The section between the primary
bevel and the micro-bevel can often be
skewed in relation to the edge; however,
this is not a concern. While the geometry
of the guide is sensitive to even the smallest
influences, the geometry at the edge of
the blade is not nearly as sensitive. The
guide will create a square edge, even if the
section between the primary bevel and the
micro-bevel appears to be skewed.
Figure 5: Skewed micro-bevel interface.
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