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Forum topic by Rick Bailey posted 12-22-2014 03:15 AM 760 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick Bailey

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12-22-2014 03:15 AM

I was sharping my tools with my new Wolverine system.
I did petty good :-).
My question is should I sand the burr off the top of the gouge after the grinding?
Thanks,

Rick

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.


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crank49

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 03:48 AM

Use a hard Arkansas or ruby slip to hone it off.
The 2×4 x 1/8×1/2 Arkansa is easiest to find; check Amazon.
It’s rectangular 2” x 4” and the edges are rounded; one being 1/8” dia and the other being 1/2” diameter.
Made for honing the backs of gouges.

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#2 posted 12-22-2014 04:57 AM

Some use ‘slip stones’ (I have a set from Henry Taylor that I bought when I first started turning). They are about the same as the stones crank49 described above.

In truth, I’m not sure it is necessary. I have seen pros and cons on this … some say removing the wire/burr improves the cut, others say leave it because it will come off on it’s own when you are cutting.

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 10:44 PM

I go right from grinder to turning burr gone in matter of seconds. I just touch up the tools and back to it! Do have some cheap diamond card files that use from time to time to touch up my tools and may use a piece of sandpaper between gouge flutes now and then.

Was looking at getting one of these stones to hone my tools, but never seem to get around to it.

http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/6-Dia-Sharp-Diamond-Stone-P63.aspx

At one time did use a wet stone and slips, homemade honing wheel and leather wheel on my lathe. Think did nothing more than insult my tools with wet & slip stones, and dull my tools with that homemade mess & compounds. Have not used that stuff in years,

-- Bill

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