I wrote this blog on making and using a spokeshave blade holder/extender because it was something that enables you to use a honing guide if need be, but also gives the added leverage you really need for applying upper-body pressure as you do in normal sharpening of blades. Without the extender your fingers cannot take such pressure and sharpening becomes tedious. This is especially so for those unaccustomed to sharpening. Some time back we made a video but didn’t post it on YouTube yet so here it is. The extender can be used freehandIt for polishing out on the strop or any other way you want too.
Hope you enjoy it.