Well, I finally gave in and ditched the old wooden jig, it was flawed in that the way the jig tightened down on the tool placed in it, it would not always keep the tool squarely in place.........
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You can see the bent piece of metal I tried to use to keep things flat, it was flat at one time, but repeated use made a dimple in it. The other thing is the glue on the wood was starting to weaken in several areas, so it was time for a new improved jig.
so I broke out the MIG and the grinders, and went to work......
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(sorry about the small pics, my cell phone camera just decided to start taking smaller pics Must be a Windoze OS )
That is a couple hours work, I took it for a spin, and boy does it work well!
The main difference is the heft of the jig, it is a LOT heavier than the old wooden one, and I'm finding the extra mass makes for an even smoother grind.
Yeah, I know, I'm too cheap to buy what I can build, but there is a method to my madness, I would have actually bought (SHOCK) the Oneway Vari-grind jig, but the hole in it is too small (just) to fit my P&N Supra gouge, so there would be not much point in buying a jig that I could not use with one of the tools I already own.