A birthday honing guide and spiral router bit. Thanks Taylor!

Posted By on May 13, 2021

A big thank you to my son Taylor for the Amazon gift card for my birthday last week. When he asked me what I was going to buy with it, I didn’t immediately have an answer ... now I do … so I’ll now post a couple new woodworking workshop items that I’m using it to buy. . 😊


I’ve survived sharpening my chisels and planes for years without a honing guide since having one was never top priority. But with a gift card burning a hole in my virtual pocket, I opted to order an inexpensive Honing Guide along with a 1/4” carbide spiral router bit for my small plunge router (I had a non-carbide spiral bit for my 1/2” non-plunge router for years and love it). Perhaps a shop built mortising-jig to make a $1000+ Festool Domino alternative?



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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.