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Forum topic by Ray posted 03-08-2014 02:56 AM 800 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2014 02:56 AM

When grinding a new bevel, should the edge of the blade be facing against the rotation of the stone or with it? I have seen images that show it both ways.

-- Creating less fire wood every day

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 07:37 AM

Thanks for the question. I likewise have seen both ways depicted but have only used against; I think successfully. I’m interested in the answers that will come

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 02:31 PM

You want the wheel or belt moving towards the edge of the tool.
The belt or wheel will contact the thinner edge of the bevel before the heel and lessen the amount of heat build-up.

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#3 posted 03-08-2014 03:21 PM

Tormek’s instructions indicate the positioning the tool with the wheel turning into the edge takes off material quicker. Turning the opposite way is for finishing.

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#4 posted 03-08-2014 04:56 PM

What makes you the most comfortable. On a flat stone you push and pull. On the buffing wheel always with never against.

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#5 posted 03-08-2014 07:41 PM

Thanks for the help.

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#6 posted 03-08-2014 07:53 PM

I do both, carving tools, spindle gouges its easier with the wheel, turning scrapers its easier against (I use the tormek and the scrapers raise off the bed id I grind with). What works for you is what works best.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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