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10 Minute Turning tool Sharpening Jig

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Project by doubleDD posted 04-25-2013 08:38 PM 1987 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw one of these online made of aluminum for 1/4’’ turning tool bits so decided to make it out of wood. Simply drill the 2 holes, one for the bit {1/4’‘} and one for the screw. I predrilled for a wide thread sheet metal screw as to not to split the wood. Set the screw in the wood then backed out, put the screw to the grinder to get the point off some so it will square better with the bit. Set your angle on the grinder and one medium motion from left to right and its sharp. Took about 10 minutes to make.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.





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#1 posted 04-25-2013 09:53 PM

Dave, I will have to make one of them, it will beat trying to hold the bit in my fingers or with channel locks! Thanks for the useful idea that will save me some cash.

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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#2 posted 04-26-2013 01:53 AM

Yea Mark, sure beats the channel locks and you really get a keen edge.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 04-29-2013 03:02 PM

Great idea! A useful and sharp tool indeed. Well done!

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#4 posted 10-09-2015 06:11 PM

Dave, Good Evening. I long considered and didn’t understand all this. I likely the stupid…....... Explain me that it and for what….....
Write the letter.

-- ganchik Sasha Russia

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#5 posted 10-09-2015 08:30 PM

Sasha, this little bit holder is for the replaceable bit turning tools that use the long and narrow bit. (sorby,carter,etc.)
Simply put the end of the bit in the hole on the end and make sure to tighten the screw enough to hold the bit. Set the angle on your grinder and give it a swipe or two. It is one of the quickest ways to sharpen these type of bits.
I hope this helps you out.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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