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Forum topic by Clarkswoodworking posted 02-02-2018 06:10 PM 345 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Clarkswoodworking

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02-02-2018 06:10 PM

Got lucky and picked up
A nice tormek 2000 with jigs for $50 off of OfferUp
Was wondering if any of you had some tips for me ?
I will be sharping my carving tools as well as my turning tools

It looks like I have the micro adjustment rod included
Thanks
Scott


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Rich

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#1 posted 02-02-2018 06:55 PM

Unless it comes with upgraded parts, you’ll want the US-105 micro-adjust support bar and the SE-77 jig. The support bar makes fine control of grinding angle much easier, and you can leave your existing support bar permanently mounted in the horizontal base for use on the honing wheel.

Eventually, you will need a truing tool to flatten the wheel. Since you’re going to be sharpening turning tools, their gouge jig, multi jig and turning tool setter are likely going to make your life easier.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 02-02-2018 07:26 PM

I like Rich’s advice, and I really like the price you got that for….congrats!

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#3 posted 02-02-2018 08:05 PM

Thats a great deal I’ve been looking for a month now to replace my 2000. I wore out two grinding stones and now it needs a lot of replacement parts. Its a tool that gets better for you the longer you use it !
Don’t leave the wheel in the water when your not using it it corodes the shaft and nuts faster. You can also place a couple magnets in the water tray to grab the grindings. I think it helps.

-- Aj

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 02-03-2018 04:44 AM

Set up blocks for each tool make your life easier. Do read the manual or watch the video several times. Also engrave your tool with say a letter and use same letter to the set up block. This way you do not have to remember what goes to what. Because lets face it, we ain’t getting any younger and the recall button seems to not work as well. LOL

Rich mentioned the fine tune bar, don’t have one but will be looking into getting one. Thanks for the tip Rich!

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