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Forum topic by Karda posted 12-16-2018 06:33 AM 467 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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12-16-2018 06:33 AM

Hi, i am considering a one way sharpening system. This is the jig I have, I know, I can use it with the one way because Capt Eddie uses one with his clone system. My question is can you how do you change the angle of grind thanks Mike


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#1 posted 12-16-2018 02:50 PM

What grind angle are you looking for?
I assume you are setting the jig 2” off the tip, and matching the angle to sharpen the existing angle.
So moving the arm a little closer to the wheel, or farther away from the wheel will change the angle.
does not take much, and be vary careful getting farther away.
Getting closer to the 60 degree and adding a micro bevel you will want to loose the jig and sharpen with the arm by itself. just like you were sharpening a roughing gouge.
check out this web site. found it on a random search (Wood lathe tool sharpening angles)
http://turnawoodbowl.com/bowl-gouge-sharpening-angles-illustrated-guide/
I have just recently purchased the Raptor set up tools.
https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/95/5188/Raptor-Set-Up-Tools
I just got it, and have not put it to use yet. The leg on the wolverine jig needs to be set at 23 degrees, so I am not sure that your jig will do that. Look at page three on the .pdf instructions.
Makes setting angles easy, spot on and repeatable.
https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/docs/raptor.pdf
You know what they say about tool sharpening. Not one right or wrong way to do it, just your way or what works for you. Here is a Jimmy Clewes video on using a micro bevel. He shows it on a platter, but it is great for getting into the bottom of smaller, deeper bowls.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSZtA79KK-E

-- John

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wwwanabe

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#2 posted 12-16-2018 04:01 PM

For what it’s worth Amazon has the whole one system with the Vari jig for $134. i was looking at the systems and pairing it with the Rikon 8 inch slow grinder. What type of grinder are you using?

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#3 posted 12-16-2018 04:44 PM

I have the 8”delta from HD, or Lowe’s. With a 180Cbn wheel from wood turners wonder.
https://woodturnerswonders.com/collections/cbn-wheels

-- John

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wwwanabe

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#4 posted 12-16-2018 04:56 PM

Thanks John…..can I use my 3450 6 inch grinder and just add the white wheels? Not sure ifthe white wheels come in6 inch or not.

The one system is expensive enough. I know the cbn wheels are the best but just trying to save money.

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#5 posted 12-16-2018 05:09 PM


Thanks John…..can I use my 3450 6 inch grinder and just add the white wheels? Not sure ifthe white wheels come in6 inch or not.

- wwwanabe
</bloc> with the Cbn is nice, but to get started you can use what you got on hand.
You will get a better edge and longer tool life with the finer wheel, but no need to break the bank getting started. Like I said in my 1st reply.
Not really a right or wrong way to sharpen.
I was able to afford the 8:grinder, and a fine Norton stone. That 1st wheel was blue. About a year into turning I found the woodturners wonder site, and.got a cbn then.

-- John

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#6 posted 12-16-2018 05:53 PM

thanks John. I may look for some 6 inch aluminum oxide wheels to make what I have work.

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#7 posted 12-16-2018 06:29 PM

Hi,John. thanks for the information, it helps a lot. My grinds are 60 degree and 40 degree. The 60 is close to the elsworth grind per those set instructions. I want to stick with the jig I ( have, money issue ) other variables can be adjusted, I just need to figure out how thanks Mike

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