Here is illustrated my Mk1 version. From autumn 2005 I've available
a Mk2 version which is without the sprung pin and associated housing.
Note that the two hardened and ground steel pins which are press fitted into the datum plate will still enable
you to 'space off' any skew desired. As with all my guides they work best having the cutting edge toward operator and honing on the push stroke, excellent feedback and control.
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 90deg 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. For example, the large datum
plate is made from engravers 'compo' sheet which is guaranteed
much flatter than the usual brass sheet. Costs more, but 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
Here is an extract from Keith Smiths very informative
Woodsmith Special Investigation into Sharpening;
starting September 2005. Reproduced courtesy of The Woodworker
Magazine Highbury Leisure Publishing Ltd ©2005.
Mk II: Price £59.99 ex vat.
Mk I available at £77.80 special order, pls email.