Sunday, November 10, 2019

Dave's Shaves Dogbone

I made the shave cutter sharpening jig because the Dog Bone jig from Dave's' Shaves was on back order with no projected delivery date. I got it today and it is much nicer than the one I made.

Here it is with a shave cutter installed:

After sharpening, a quick shave to see how it works. Couldn't be better.

Works in the Tormek and I expect any of the side clamping jigs. I put it in the Tormek just to see if it would work. I expect for day to day sharpening I'll use the jig to hold the cutter for working on the back and light work on the bevel using either stones or paddles.



  1. I just spent the last 45 minutes on Dave's site. I put flat bottom one of these on the xmas list.

  2. Ralph,

    I think you will enjoy the shave. I seldom pick up the LV bevel down shaves anymore and I use shaves to do many of the jobs that were done with block planes before.


  3. John D12:47 PM

    Hi Ralph, really nice shave...

    I’m starting out on woodworking and was thinking about purchasing a list of wood plans, I was looking for opinions before I made my final decision.

    This is the link to the one I’m about to purchase -> Any suggestions?

    Thank you very much!


    1. john,

      I'm not Ralph but I have tons of opinions :-).

      If you are just starting, start with a pre-war Stanley #5 and sharpen the cutter with a "Jack" plane camber. The plane's intended work is rough therefore the plane can be a little rough. A high dollar plane for use as a jack is a waste of money. For smoothing a woodie or metal makes no never mind. The metal will be a faster learn but both will get you there. If you need/want a plane longer than a #5, wood is better. I use both wood and metal joinery planes, like using wood better but both work well. Shaves, bevel up wins hands down.

      BTW,I tried to look at your link. It didn't work.