Richard Kell Sundials and Handtools

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Honing Guides

0-1 inch honing guide

The Richard Kell no. 1 guide Capacity 0 - 1 inch

Designed to cope with narrow, short blade or Japanese chisels capacity 0 to 1 inch. Unlike a lot of other guides the relevant working underside of the chisel is used as the correct datum, making contact with the guides two stainless steel location rods. The rollers are expensive Ertalyte TX low friction material, self lubricating. Full instructions included.

My no.1 guide copes very well with wood engraver's burins or gravers. Produces a very flat crisp rake face. These guides are highly prized by woodwind players for sharpening reed-making equipment.

User Guide 642k (This is a scan of my hand written user guide in .jpg format. For the best result download and save the file on your computer (right click the link and select "save file as") and then print from there.)

Here is an extract from Keith Smiths very informative multi-part Woodsmith Special Investigation into Sharpening; starting September 2005. Reproduced courtesy of The Woodworker Magazine Highbury Leisure Publishing Ltd ©2005.

Price £28.70 ex vat.


Richard Kell no.2 LGE

Larger rollers make the 'Richard Kell no.2 LGE' an absolute winner. It will easily handle the narrowest to the largest and its clever and unique location method coupled with the excellent side clamping ensures 'spot-on' fast results. Capacity zero to 2-3/4 inch ie 70mm. From Aug 2013 this is the new 'standard issue' ie no.2 LGE. Warning - circlips can be dangerous, you must wear eye protection and clear others from the area. No liability will be accepted. E&OE Richard Kell 2013.  Background info see my blog richardkell.livejournal.com.

Price £43.38 ex vat

0 - 2 5/8 inch honing guide

Conventional and skew honing guide

Here is illustrated my MkI version. From autumn 2005 I've available a MkII version which is without the sprung pin and associated housing. Note that the two hardened and ground steel pins will still enable you to 'space off' any skew desired.

Richard Kell no. 3 Guide Capacity 0 - 2-5/8 inch

Richard Kell conventional and skew honing guide. As with all my guides,uniquely the correct working face is used as the datum. Two very accurate hardened steel dowels provide the 90° datum for plane irons and chisels. The spring loaded pin (visible as the machined spring housing at upper surface of datum plate) provides location for Lie Nielsen skew blades, otherwise any skew R.H. or L.H. can be held by using a slip of hardwood against the appropriate steel dowel. The clamping is by a wooden wedge, pattern provided, and is the fastest way to clamp - just as in an old-time wooden plane. Full and comprehensive leaflet included. Exceptional quality in solid brass and stainless steel. For example, the large datum plate is made from engravers 'compo' sheet which is guaranteed much flatter than any usual brass sheet. Costs more but it's worth it. Capacity 0 to 2-5/8 inch width.

User Guide 566k (This is a scan of my hand written user guide in .jpg format. For the best result download and save the file on your computer [right click the link and select "save target as"]).

**This won 'Best on Test' in Woodworker Magazine February 2005**

Here is an extract from Keith Smiths very informative multi-part Woodsmith Special Investigation into Sharpening; starting September 2005. Reproduced courtesy of The Woodworker Magazine Highbury Leisure Publishing Ltd ©2005.

Mk II: Price £40.45 ex vat.

Mk I: Price £47.94 ex vat.


Retro-fit LGE Rollers

Retro-fit LGE Rollers

Enables my small roller no.1 or no.2 to be converted to large roller working. I continue to offer no.1 as small roller and from Aug 2013 no.2 LGE is large roller as standard issue, each has their uses and applications, my no.1 is a hit with users of narrow Japanese chisels and woodwind players making their own reeds. Warning - circlips can be dangerous, you must wear eye protection and clear others from the area. No liability will be accepted. E&OE Richard Kell 2013.  Background info see my blog richardkell.livejournal.com.

Price £10.00 ex vat


No.3 Guide for Big Mortice Chisels

This is a new version (autumn 2012) of my no.3 mkII ie the simplified (no sprung pin for Lie Nielsen skew blades) with an increased working gap to cope with deep section mortice chisels. Note chisel projection distances have to be increased accordingly, my user notes will detail this change. This further development of my no.3 guide increases the 'throat' or space available for chisel and wedge to 13/16 inch ie 21mm from my usual 7/16 inch ie 11mm. Tip: a slip of paper does a good job of eliminating any slip or movement between the chisel / iron and brass plate and two wedges will cope with all you need, there is no such thing as 'all those wedges' ... recommended profile / taper include with the info sheet. Massive sturdy wheel spacing ensures the jig is master of the tool. Should you wish to retro- fit upgrade your existing guide to 'deeper working throat' I can supply an upgrade kit of longer screws and spacers £9.00 excl vat

Price £41.80 ex vat.

No.3 upgrade kit for deeper working throat. Price £9.00 ex vat.

Centre Finder

Replacement Parts

Should you ever in your lifetime require replacement parts :-

Pair Ertalyte TX rollers (specify '0-1' or 'con and skew' £4.15 ex. vat. either size (includes 2 circlips)

Which Guide?

Pair polycarb washers £2.07 pair ex vat (for both guides)

 

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