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RussellAP

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636 days ago

For all of you who gave advice on sharpening systems for my lathe chisles and plane sharps, thank you.

I have decided and ordered a lathe chisel sharpening guide from WoodCraft.

I found this plane sharpener honing guide at Pecktools.

And a stone 6000/8000 from Amazon.

Again, thanks for all the advice. I got off under 200$ and I think it will work for me.

I have two powered grind stones, one is old that I got from my dad, it’s made in the 50’s and spins like a TS. And I have one my dad bought on a lark that eventually spins fast and is easily stopped, (with a finger) which I will likely use most for lathe chisels.

One question about the grinding wheel. I have been wondering what grit I should get for the lathe chisel honing.
Anyone care to enlighten me and maybe even provide a link as to where you can get one that isn’t 80g. That’s about all I seem to find in my size which is pretty standard 6” with 5/8 hole.

And yes, I do realize how bad that last line sounded. lol

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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Mosquito

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#1 posted 636 days ago

Did you only buy a 6000/8000 stone? You’ll want something a little more agressive, unless you’re just going to hollow grind everything first. I like to have my 1200 DMT handy, because I’ll hit that up quick before moving to my 6000 waterstone. Also, how are you flattening the backs of chisels and plane irons? it would take forever on a 6000 grit stone.

Check some Norton wheels for higher grit than 80.
http://www.amazon.com/Norton-Pedestal-Abrasive-Straight-Thickness/dp/B007MRXHXG/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1353702220&sr=1-1
I know it says 1” arbor, but it comes with a bunch of bushings to resize it.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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RussellAP

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#2 posted 636 days ago

Mosquito, I have one that is coarser grit already. I don’t know the exact number on it though, I got it from my dad. I’ll likely use the grind stone to hone the blade to the right pitch and then use the stone to finish. I’ve been using paper on my TS with a walnut wedge, so this will be a step up for me. lol

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Wildwood

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#3 posted 636 days ago

Have you checked out (grinding wheels) at sharpening supplies.com? They sell norton white wheels in size you need pretty reasonable.

Camel pink wheels pretty resonable too if can find them in a store near you.

-- Bill

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#4 posted 636 days ago

I like these wheels from Norton that Lee Valley sells:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=32981&cat=1,43072,43080&ap=1

They come in 80 and 120. The 80 is good for lathe chisels and the 120 for chisels and plane irons. Did your sharpening jig include a way to do fingernai/Ellsworth grinds?

Rich;)

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RussellAP

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#5 posted 636 days ago

Wildwood, I just got the 150 grit on order, thanks.

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 636 days ago

Kreegan, I don’t know what fingernai/Ellsworth grinds are. Unless you mean bowl gouges. It does them. There are some video’’s on youtube about it.

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Kreegan

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#7 posted 636 days ago

Yeah fingernail grinds are for bowl gouges.

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 636 days ago

I believe that once you get the angle you can just twist the chisel and it will maintain the angle. They say to sharpen from the outside in, and just smooth out the middle to join them. Very light in the middle of the gouges.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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