I am writing this and posting some pictures of my carving tool sharpener due to a number of requests I have received after posting my workshop video. I bought this back when I just couldn’t get my carving tools sharp enough fast enough. I was forever sharpening my tools and not carving when my carving instructor for the weekend class had one like this and I was immediately sold. He took my order and it was delivered 3 weeks later. It is impossible to get a tool burn when using this sharpener on the big wheels. It runs slow enough to prevent that from happening. There are three 2” x 8” wheels for honing your tools. I use 120 grit for coarse, 220 grit for fine then a 2” leather wheel with jewelers rouge to hone and polish the edge to a mirror finish, there is a 6” cloth wheel that runs on the top and a 4” cloth wheel on the lower level which runs fast. there are also 4 different shaped burr remover on the lower level also. They will polish to some degree. All the wheels are designed to run up and away from you to keep the tools from digging into the wheels. It takes a few minutes to put a super razor sharp edge on a nicked tool. Once a tool has been honed it is amazing how easy it is to cut wood, not to mention how much blood it draws when you accidentally slice yourself open! It seems to hurt less, initially, when you cut yourself with a sharp tool versus a dull tool but that could be up for debate! I can find no manufacturers mark on my machine and have no idea who made this. I do know it came out of either Kansas, Oklahoma or Nebraska. I had records when I received this but after so many years, it vanished. Hopefully someone here can identify this as to who made this or where it came from.
Comments and critiques always welcomed and appreciated.
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL