Well, it arrived Tuesday, but I have been busy enough that I didn’t even bother taking it out of the box and setting it up until last night…
The Wolverine Sharpening Jig looks plenty well made coming out of the box, mostly good welds (the weld holding the through bolt for the platform is pretty messy, but solid), acceptable, but not all that impressive of a finish on the V arm and platform.
After seeing this set up, I am not sure it is that much more impressive than the grinding / sharpening jig system offered for less money from PSI. (The PSI jig set costs more than the base Wolverine, but includes the skew jig, and their version of the VariGrind fingernail jig.), However the pocket on the V arm appears to be larger on the OneWay unit, and certainly is stable!
Installation was quick when following the instructions, and once installed, the system is very stable. The adjustment levers lock the adjustments in securely, with no room for doubt that your jig won’t move on you when you use it.
I have this set up with my Ryobi BGH-616 6” grinder, and honestly, the grinder is a bit small. It works, but I REALLY want to upgrade to an 8” ASAP.
I sharpened my bowl gouges, and roughing gouges with it last night, and it works amazingly fast, and accurate. I followed the OneWay video showing how to use marker to determine your contact for your bevel, and it worked great. A single, consistent smooth bevel now!
Now that I have sharp tools, and an amazingly simple method to keep them sharp, turning should be a LOT more fun…
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