My new bench grinder came in yesterday. Having done very little research before purchasing my lathe, I hadn’t realized just how expensive all the extra necessities were going to be; heck, I didn’t realize how much more I would have to buy before I’d be ready to start turning. Needless to say, I haven’t had the opportunity to sharpen my tools once since I purchased them in November and as a result have done very little turning on my home lathe.
After the bowl turning class I took last weekend I took advantage of a 10% off deal and purchased a bench grinder and wolverine sharpening jig. If I can get my habit supporting work done early enough this evening I will try to make it out to the shop to set everything up. I even bought a couple bowl blanks in order to try my hand at my first “at home” bowl turning.