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post #21 of 24 Old 04-01-2011, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all. I think I finally got it.
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post #22 of 24 Old 04-01-2011, 10:22 AM
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I would use your water wheel for sharpening all your turning tools. That five-inch wheel useless for sharpening turning tools 6 inch wheels have always been the minimum for turning tools. Not sure, how to tell you to set up any portion of the Wolverine system for that grinder whether talking wet or dry wheel.

You might want to see if can use Tormek jig accessories fit your grinder. A lot of discussion on different message board about Tormek jig for wet grinder clones. Their jig is very expensive.

If you pick up an inexpensive dry grinder, you will have the best of both worlds. Do edge touch-ups on wet grinder change bevel angles on dry grinder. Pick up a basic Wolverine system plus Vari- Grind jig for about $150 before shipping. Unless buy Woodcraft 8” with friable wheels will need to buy some friable wheels.

If were in the market for a grinder today would consider this one because can buy locally. Can pick-up a Porter Cable and Harbor Freight locally but they have problems. When my 17-year-old 6” grinder dies want to move up to an 8” bench grinder.

For other grinder reviews, check this site or

To me a slow speed grind has a no load speed of less than 1,000 RPM. You can blue your tools on any dry bench grinder if not sharpening correctly.

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post #23 of 24 Old 04-01-2011, 10:36 AM
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Foor what it's worth, I posted my blog of my introduction to bowl turning and sharpening.
We built a jig and posted the plans for it.

Don't be too criticle guys

Learning more about tools everyday
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Hey dj, not sure if this will help or make more confusing, but I thought this might interest you.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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