Can you recommend any gouge sharpening systems?

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Forum topic by kanihoncho posted 01-12-2010 06:57 PM 2070 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2010 06:57 PM

I have been looking at the Oneway wolverine system for my lathe gouges and skews. And after adding up what I would like the prices really add up. Can anyone recommend alternative systems? I really don’t want to spend a lot of time sharpening. Thanks

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#1 posted 01-12-2010 07:05 PM

I bit the bullit and bought the Wolverine system and never looked back. Penn State has a system similar in their catolog that might be cheaper.
If you check out You Tube, I have seen alot of home made jigs that might work for you.


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#2 posted 01-12-2010 07:09 PM

Might want to look at the Penn State Precision Sharpening system. I will be ordering one next week. Has good reviews by Wood magazine and includes four jigs for all the misc. profiles that fall under most turning tools. You will need a grinder in which the stand does not extend below the grinding wheels though.


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#3 posted 01-12-2010 07:21 PM

I asked the same questions and read all the reviews last month… I ended up ordering the Wolverine jig, and am getting the Vari-Grind. The PSI seems to offer better value for the $$, but lacks documentation… The extra bucks for the Wolverine system seemed a small price to pay for piece of mind…

Now if PSI would improve their documentation / customer support on their sharpening system, I would have been quite a bit of money ahead using their version…

Just food for thought. I have never seen anyone post up that they regret buying the Wolverine… All of the other systems though… There are plenty of regrets to go around…

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