Just outta curiosity does anyone use or fab jigs to get good clean egdes?
I'm not the kind of knife maker who takes it personal or cares about the use of jigs or guides or anything really, to each there own right. But I always like to give this advice for the 2 cents its worth. Take the opportunity now in the beginning to learn to just free hand grind it will make things so much easier in the long run. It just takes a few knives to get it down and you will have clean lines and good bevels. Once you get it down you can do it faster and when you free hand you are not tied to any guides or jigs at that point. Profile grinding and bevel grinding is probably the fasted part of knife making for me, a lot more time is spent in the knife vise getting finished. For a first knife rock on, I made my first knives before the internet was even invented and you didn't have 1000s of resources at your finger tips...lol. Those knives you are talking about probably have a lot more elbow grease in them than time on the grinder.