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#1 posted 01-14-2012 01:12 AM

If the tools are high speed steel it won’t hurt to sharpen them on the grinder. I was a carver before I was a turner. I sharpened my carving tools very sharp the same as my chisels and plane irons. I would never have used a grinder on them. Since I started turning, I found out the grinder is my friend. I sharpen the tools on the grinder very quickly and get to work. I don’t even try to remove the burr on the edge either and they work just fine. The only exception is the skew chisel. I sharpen that on my stone and get it as sharp as I can. This works for me anyway.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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