I am brand new to woodturning and the thought of sharpening the tools almost scared me away from it, thinking that I couldn't afford the jig. Yesterday I found a video on Youtube showing a very simple sharpening jig. I ordered the plans for about $5 and built it in the same day from scrap. It works great! The link to John Robertson's website is www.TinkerJohn.com and you can see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgeeBJSCC0E.