Some wide chisels and narrow plane irons don’t work well with the cheap-o side-clamp honing guide. They are too narrow to fit between the walls on the top of the guide. And they are too wide or thick to fit between the dovetailed ways in the guide. And setting the tool on the guide bars sometimes won’t work either.
What do you do?
Well I thought everyone knew this trick, but for the five people who don’t, this video is for you.
— Christopher Schwarz