|Forum topic by ondablade||posted 1530 days ago||1616 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
1530 days ago
I mentioned in the bevel up/bevel down thread that i wasn’t that wild about grinding a concave bevel on the set Veritas bevel up planes on order. Ditto for chisels – although in both cases i’m not sure it makes any difference it just doesn’t feel right.
Digging about today for a disc type grinder (that will grind/polish a flat bevel on tools) i came across the Work Sharp 3000 https://www.rutlands.co.uk/cgi-bin/psPromotions.cgi?promo=37 – it seems to get great reviews.
Does anybody have experience of it?
One issue for the Veritas bevel up planes is that it needs an extra attachment to handle blades above 2 in wide (the Veritas BU blades are 2 1/4 in wide), but on the other hand it’s not that big a deal in that it sets you up to work off the top surface of the machine and disc using a normal honing guide.
It looks like it clears the way to set up a large radius grinding guide for doing cambered blades too, and the resulting bevel will be flat.
The machine has a disc to which you attached whatever grades of abrasive sheet or lapping you need – there’s lots of possibilities. It has a pre-set for bevel angles, is relatively low speed, and also polishes using a lapping disc.
The one criticism (apart from one report of a motor failure) i saw when reading reviews was that the speed at differing points on the disc radius is different (an inherent property of a disc), but that seems unlikely to be a problem if you keep the blade centreline on the line of a radius of the disc. (if you get what i mean)
Sounds promising, but does anybody know better???
PS Should have checked first – there’s a series of positive reviews elsewhere on the site…..
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