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Forum topic by RICH GRABLE posted 12-26-2009 08:28 PM 949 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-26-2009 08:28 PM

Merry Christmas Jocks! I have read and read about lathe tool angles. I have made my own jigs and now have bought a drip oiler to either drip water or oil on the slow moving stone. I write the angles I like on each tool with a black marking pencil. However I have a couple tools that are the same brand “Buck Bros”, “Craftsman”, etc. 2 diamond parting tools of the same brand and they both perform better at different angles. The same with 2 large gouges. I have measured these and I know for sure they are the same shape. I would like some of you guys to tell me what angle you put on different tools. It seems also like different kinds of wood, oak, vs pecan etc like different angles? I will experiment with what you experianced Joks advise me. THANKS


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#1 posted 12-28-2009 06:27 AM

Hi Rich,
Hey that is great idea to write the angles on each tool! I have been thinking about doing that because they all seem to have a slight difference so the set up to do one scraper and one skew takes a bit of time.
I was thinking about using my digital angle box and set up the platform in front of the wheel with it. That would save a lot of time frogging around aligning it each time.
I have a Jamieson set up with the 2,4,7 gage for gouges and it is slick to put the fingernail grind on each time. I did buy more 5/8” bowl gouges so I can sharpen at least three at a time to keep turning longer. I’ll measure some of the tools and report back at a later date

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 06:31 AM

sounds like a good plan

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