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We update our home page about monthly to feature a new project, a new article, and a new and hot tool. More on sharpening and grinding for woodturnersProEdge is a revolutionary sharpening system introduced by Robert Sorby. Central to the ProEdge is an abrasive belt which is a quick and efficient method of putting a keen edge on each and every tool. The system comes with an angle setter which allows the user to accurately locate most of the common sharpening angles required by woodworkers. The ProEdge is ideal for those who need to sharpen turning tools, carving tools, bench chisels, framing chisels, knives, plane irons, router bits, garden tools and much more. There are additional attachments to help the turner overcome sharpening difficulties with skew chisels, standard and fingernail profile gouges.
The skew chisel jig, fingernail and standard gouge jigs may also be used along with an attachment table (447JAT) to the Robert Sorby Sharpening System (refs 446 and 447).
For those working with mini or midi tools we have recently introduced a short tool rest (ref.
Sharpening wood turning tools quickly and consistently is a constant problem for a wood turner. The carver's razor edge obtained from finer and finer grits of stones followed by a leather strop is not for us. I removed the grinding table that came on the grinder and replaced it with a home made sharpening jig. In response to some questions about the procedures on this page I rewrote a lote of the material and added some videos and pictures for greater explanation.
Most of us that own woodworking tools have at some time or another bought a carbide bench grinder, while knowing full well that what we should have bought was a wetstone grinder - but they were too expensive and difficult to source.
It comes with a top-quality grind stone, a leather honing wheel, honing compound, knife jig, a universal jig for plane blades, chisels, etc. While I had the DMT450 Woodturning Lathe out (reviewed in PM62) I thought I'd give a Robert Sorby Spindlemaster a try. We stand in front of a machine that throws wood at us at about 75 miles an hour and stop it with sharp tools. In my case the left for no other reason than it first held the included coarse wheel and I wanted to leave on the medium grit. I had previously used one but that was on a pole lathe, so I was interested to see how well it worked on the high speed type of lathe it was designed for.
You have the right to view these pages and where applicable, to copy these pages and any images to a cache for reference by yourself only at a later date. A gift I received, it is an excellent replacement for the usual inadequate grinding platforms included with the grinders. I could do the same for the bowl gouges or Oland tools but prefer to have one for each size shaft as I use the Oland tools a lot and am too lazy to want to keep turning the eye bolt in and out.
I mostly carve spoons and both the hook knife and gouge scorp were nice little tools with a very sharp edge.
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When the wheel looks glazed with steel, clean it and when a tool bounces on the wheel, round it. Set the distance for the tool to protrude from the holder, tighten the eyebolt (cheaper than thumscrews and have a larger gripping surface for your fingers), set the end of the holder rod in the pivot, rock and turn.
Previously they had been sharpened with carbide, which being too course had left a ragged edge. My particular sharpening system starts with a typical, mass market tool grinder, 3500 rpm, mounted to a secure stand. Having said that, parting tools, scrapers and skews are easily sharpened by hand because they are straight edges or simple curves. I found it easier to make separate holders for different tools than to make an adjustable holder.
I have not timed it but I am probably back at the lathe with a sharp tool in less than a minute.
I also put a new edge on some of my older chisels and found I could restore the fine edge on my woodturning chisels by honing alone. If you are into spindle work this is an invaluable tool which will pay for itself in its speed of use and sheer versatility.