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    • I have both the mk i and mk ii. I haven’t used the mk i since I got the newer one. The angle finder it comes with doesn’t have a long enough reference surface to be quickly and easily repeatable, the homemade angle reference like @Tom King has would be far better than the one it comes with.  It has nothing to keep the blade square to the jig, and I found it very fiddly to get the blade square, the screw tight, and keep the angle I want. It works just as well once you have it all set but since sharpening already feels like an inconvenience, I’d rather use a jig that I can quickly and easily set. I don’t really care if I get a slightly skewed micro bevel. I haven’t noticed any difference between that and the chisels I have only the primary bevel on. 
    • I run a little behind on reading Fine Wood Working, so I'm just getting to March now.  There's a review of honing guides in that issue.  Not surprisingly the reviewer liked the Lie-Nielsen and the Veritas mk II the best.  He did comment that the mk II is very sensitive to the pressure applied by the two clamping knobs, and that uneven pressure will skew the edge. Thing is I know this and am careful, but still get a skewed edge.  So I don't know how many decimels of precission are expected from the operator.   The review also gives the older Veritas Sharpening System (mk I ?) A very good rating.  This is a single screw top clamp device sold with a jig to determine angle.  Looking at it this might be a better compromise.  I have too much invested in the mk II, and don't spend that much time with planes and bench chisels (my woodworking has spun off in another direction), but if I were going back in time I'd look at the mk I more closely.
    • Chet, keep your eyes on the Houston Boy!
    • I’m very patient, especially when it comes to retirement money! 
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