We've shown you how to use a sharpening stone to keep your knives in top condition before, but sharpening flat can make it tricky to get the right angle. This stand-up jig keeps the stone in place and makes adjusting your sharpening angle easy. Plus, it's easy to make.
Instructables user gpierson put this together for his sharpening stone so he always had an upright place to sharpen instead of holding the stone flat in his hands or trying to get it to stay still on a counter. You'll need a few tools to make this one yourself, but the finished project only requires a sharpening stone, some scrap wood, a drill, and some screws. Plus, the fact that the stone can be held upright makes it easier for you to pick the angle you want to sharpen your knives at, remember the feel, and then move the knife across the stone.
Hit the link below for the full step-by-step (with more photos) to see how the whole thing was made.
Knife Sharpening Jig [Instructables]