Fitting Tormek profiled leather wheels on a Scheppac TIGER200S watersharpener.
And preparing them for use.
Ok some will ask why! And the answer are simple I could not get hold of a Scheppac wheel…
So if others are having the same problem:
What do you do when you are set up for woodturning, and want’s razor sharp irons, for the job?
You buy a watersharpening system, it’s fast and easy, and makes really razorsharp edges.
This was all wonderful for me until I realized I could not get hold of the leather wheels that fit…
This can’t be to difficult can it?
Uncrew and the rest will be a walk in the park yeahhh!!!
Just put this! But! Merde!!! Wrong size!!!
Ok I realized I had bought a different brand but they wrote that the tools fittet both. Guess this do not go for the leather wheels… The Thormk are 12mm mount and the Scheppach are 8 mm.
Yes, I know – read the manual, so I did… 12 mm and 8mm – no it will not fit!
So I started out with a thread extender, and some tools, not for woodworking…
Took a thread extender with 8mm inside, and turned a 12mm outside thread, and cut it in the lenght I needed, in this way I had solved the first hurtle, with a fine little adapter.
First step was solved – here you see the adapter in the mount.
And the same again…
My next problem was that the knob would not fit on the outside also now, so all I had to do was to mount a 12mm wingnut… This I had bought the other day in Paris, so all was a matter of seconds, untill I discovered that I bought a 10mm… HELP ME!!!
So I had to bore it out, and cut a new thread inside, now in 12mm.
So now it’s a fit!
First mounting the mount from Tormek.
First leather disk mounted.
Second leather disk mounted.
Now time to prepare the discs.
First you wet them in machine oil (I used some spare from my Vespa scooter), this should make them last much longer.
Then they are applyed the ABRASION PASTE.
And here we go, one in U-shape and one in V-shape.
Ready for those turning irons.
Hope this could be usefull to someone like me, if such a poor guy exist out there…
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.