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Forum topic by Karda posted 04-22-2017 01:16 AM 455 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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04-22-2017 01:16 AM

I Have been free hand sharpening my spindle gouge and it has bee working ok but now it won’t cut, I can even feel one edge. It cuts ok on the left side but not on the right. what should I do. her are a couple pics sorry their not that good


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#1 posted 04-22-2017 01:50 AM

Right side looks like you didn’t roll it as you sharpened. Just try again and keep it moving as you go.

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#2 posted 04-22-2017 04:08 AM

tried a smooth even roll, still can’t feel and edge. do I keep grinding till I get and edge. I don’t want to to ruin it more

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#3 posted 04-22-2017 06:16 AM

The right side of that picture looks like it is way off. You want the same shape or angle all the way around. Rotate the tool against the grinder or belt your using, don’t swing it.

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#4 posted 04-22-2017 07:04 AM

ok I’ll try that thanks

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#5 posted 04-22-2017 02:51 PM

It may just be the pic but it looks like you rotate it too much (closing the flute) not the swing.
Hopefully this video will help. An important point is the “sparks coming over the flute”; at that time it is sharp.
The old adage….”If you can see the edge there is not edge” is true. Take light cuts when sharpening, you only need to remove a few 1,000’s to bring it back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOEL7Q3CpZc

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#6 posted 04-22-2017 04:23 PM

Rolled over the edge. In other words, there is no edge because you ground it away.

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#7 posted 04-22-2017 04:52 PM

ok, how do I get it back

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#8 posted 04-22-2017 04:57 PM

ok, how do I get it back

Same way you got rid of it… by grinding.

Cheers,
Brad

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#9 posted 04-22-2017 05:27 PM

If you can afford it, the Oneway Wolverine jig is excellent. I noticed a huge improvement in the quality of my grinds. There are plenty of how tos on the web for building cheaper versions too.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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