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Forum topic by Karda posted 01-23-2018 12:24 AM 358 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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01-23-2018 12:24 AM

Hi, I noticed a bulge in the wing of my 1/2 inch bowl gouge. The points off center as well but I think i can correct that, but I can get it to grind out with the jig and that is all I have used since establishing the long grind. how can i re balance the shape. here a pic and the jig I use



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OSU55

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#1 posted 01-23-2018 01:21 AM

IF Im interpreting the pic correctly, you need to gring more off the right side of the bevel. Dwell time of each spot of the tool on the grinder determines the shape. Although you may think you are grinding evenly all the around the bevel, you arent (dont fret, its very common). Grind as usual but spend more time on the right. Start with working the right side. When you think its balanced back out make 1 or 2 swipes, more if needed, around the whole bevel to smooth it out.

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Lazyman

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 01:59 AM

As OSU already said, just concentrate on the high side on the right. Take your time with light touches to the grinder. You may also want to make sure that the you are going as far to the right as you are on the left so that the wings line up at the bottom as well.

If you really get your bevel out of whack, you would just regrind the angle and then regrind the bevel. At about 2:50 into this video, he shows you a technique to reset if needed, though yours doesn’t look to be that far off.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Karda

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 03:18 AM

thanks for your suggestion, I tried them and they worked. I might have to redesign my jig platform. I am using a belt/disc sander and when laying over to the right the disc is in the way so I have a tendency to not go as far to the right as I should. thanks Mike

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