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Offline Steven in Iowa

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Eclipse Honing Guide Clones
« on: February 29, 2012, 11:24 PM »
Those of you that have purchased an Eclipse Honing Guide clone recently, where did you purchase it, and was it of a bit higher quality than what most of them are?  I have one that is pretty bad, lots of paint and really loose fit.  I realize they are all knockoffs from overseas, but I've been told some sources have better quality than others.  Thanks
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Offline billg71

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Re: Eclipse Honing Guide Clones
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 04:51 AM »
Check this out:



Maybe it'll help.

Bill
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 04:00 AM by billg71 »
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Offline Steven in Iowa

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Re: Eclipse Honing Guide Clones
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 07:35 AM »
Bill,
I did that and it does help, but I would like to get another clone and am looking for one that is of a little higher quality than the one I got at Woodcraft.  I'm hoping that one of the online Retailers is getting theirs from a source with a little bit better quality control.
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Offline RL

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Re: Eclipse Honing Guide Clones
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 07:44 AM »
Have you tried the Veritas honing guide? It's excellent. Bridge City make an eclipse type jig but it is very expensive.

Offline Steven in Iowa

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Re: Eclipse Honing Guide Clones
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 10:35 AM »
I have one of the Veritas Guides and like it for plane blades, but it doesn't hold chisels very well.  The Eclipse style clamps on the sides so they can't skew.
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Offline RL

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Re: Eclipse Honing Guide Clones
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 11:25 AM »
The only chisel I have trouble with is the 1/8" chisel and I can do this free hand.

Offline suds

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Re: Eclipse Honing Guide Clones
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 03:49 PM »
I just saw a new one that is very well made and done by AskWoodman.  He has a site and videos on how to use them.  I haven't purchased one yet but that's the direction I'm going. 
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Offline j123j

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Re: Eclipse Honing Guide Clones
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 04:42 AM »
I have one of the Veritas Guides and like it for plane blades, but it doesn't hold chisels very well.  The Eclipse style clamps on the sides so they can't skew.

Richard Kell makes a side-clamping honing guide which works very well. The 1" model works really nice with chisels. It is rather pricey but it works great.
http://www.richardkell.co.uk/honingECom.htm
check it out!