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Forum topic by Jimthecarver posted 02-06-2009 06:52 PM 948 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-06-2009 06:52 PM

I need to know what grit of grinding stone for my bench grinder is best for sharpening lathe tools.
Any info would be appreciated.
Thank you,

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 02-06-2009 07:21 PM

Here is a pretty thorough article:

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#2 posted 02-06-2009 08:11 PM


I have been told by several folks (That make a living at woodworking) that the White Aluminum Oxide friable wheel is the one to go with due to the fact that you minimize glazing and heat build up. It is the kind I use on a slow speed grinder to sharpen all of my lathe tools. Well, that and a Wolverine Jig.

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#3 posted 02-07-2009 01:16 AM

Get a white aluminum oxide wheel made by Norton products. I would recommend an 80 grit on one wheel and a 120 grit on the other wheel. The Norton wheels are more expensive but worth it.

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#4 posted 02-07-2009 11:19 PM

Thanks for the info.
Thank you Charlie M for that link, Im going to build a jig to keep the tools sharp.
I purchased a 60 & 120 grit aluminum oxide wheels and found a 1/2 horse motor and base to get things started.
today I will get the jig built and get them tools sharp.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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