Made a few more updates to the sharpening cart. Last cart update is HERE.
I was inspired by Randy (DIYaholic) with his blog HERE But don’t tell him that, his head is already swollen…....here’s the proof:
Also got some inspiration from Joey (joeysjunk) HERE for the t-track idea.
I got a hoard of free MDF, so that seemed like the way to go for the base. 3 layers glued together with a pair of 3/4” pockets for the “wolverine” style bars to slide through:
2 coats of red paint and it kind of looks like one thick slab:
Added the t-track so the Veritas grinding jig can be added or removed quickly:
Wolverine style jig for the sharpening the roughing gouge:
My first attempt at an Ellsworth style jig failed (it cracked) because I didn’t pay attention to the grain direction….
Second attempt, I just glued up 3 hard maple shorts:
So far, just built one jig for the 1/2” bowl gouge, using a 5/8” through hole, a 5/16”-18 threaded insert and bolt, and piece of 5/16” metal rod. I threaded the end to accept an acorn nut for the pivot. The other little block will set the chisel projection:
The same little block will set the jig location in the grinder base:
Also re-located the old drill used to power the strop, just behind the grinder. There are 2 short dowels in the grinder base to locate it and you can move it quick if need be:
This was all working up to the point of attempting to turn a bowl on the lathe…....and I must say I have a new found respect for bowl turners…..it’s not as easy as it looks!!
I really need to find some green wood to practice on, but had this little piece of 4” x 4” of Redheart, so started rounding from the bottom up…....I had to walk away for now, watch a few more videos, or find a class…..but no one has gotten hurt yet:
Thanks for looking…..
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA