Sharpening lathe tools - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 09-13-2011, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
WillemJM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pinehurst, NC
Posts: 1,200
View WillemJM's Photo Album My Photos
Sharpening lathe tools

How do you sharpen your lathe tools?

I use to go from an Aluminum Oxide wheel, to a wet grinder, final stage on a buffing wheel.

Lately, I just go from the 60 grit Aluminum oxide back to the lathe, and really it works just as well.
WillemJM is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 09-13-2011, 12:49 PM
Senior Member
 
slicksqueegie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Warren, MI
Posts: 572
View slicksqueegie's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillemJM
How do you sharpen your lathe tools?

I use to go from an Aluminum Oxide wheel, to a wet grinder, final stage on a buffing wheel.

Lately, I just go from the 60 grit Aluminum oxide back to the lathe, and really it works just as well.
It's pointless to hone or buff the lathe tools. You lose that edge after a few seconds on the lathe.

Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes!
slicksqueegie is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 09-13-2011, 01:16 PM
OLD DUDE AT WORK
 
H. A. S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: IN
Posts: 1,460
View H. A. S.'s Photo Album My Photos
Check out John Lucas' videos....here and on YouTube.

Harrison, at your service!
H. A. S. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 Old 09-13-2011, 02:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Posts: 3,257
View john lucas's Photo Album My Photos
Yea I only hone when I'm making a final cut on difficult wood. If your tool is sharpened well and you don't force the cut you can get a mighty fine cut. 90 percent of our turning is roughing the shape. Only the last 10% really matters. For that 10% you can hone or stop wherever you want.
john lucas is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to john lucas For This Useful Post:
txpaulie (09-13-2011)
post #5 of 6 Old 09-13-2011, 11:20 PM
Sydney, Australia
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 196
View hughie's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
[Yea I only hone when I'm making a final cut on difficult wood. If your tool is sharpened well and you don't force the cut you can get a mighty fine cut. 90 percent of our turning is roughing the shape. Only the last 10% really matters. For that 10% you can hone or stop wherever you want
Yep thats pretty well what most folk I know do, my exception is that I have HCS 3/8" gouge with this I can get a very fine edge. This I use on those niggly furry bits that resist other fine cuts off HSS etc

hughie
_______________________________________
hughie is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 09-14-2011, 09:24 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Posts: 3,257
View john lucas's Photo Album My Photos
I sharpen on a 100 grit wheel. Most of the time when I have trouble getting a clean cut after sharpening I'll just go to an edge that is more acute. I have a bowl gouge that is ground to 40 degrees. My usual bowl gouge grind is about 50 or 55. I also have a detail gouge that is ground to 35 degrees. If I can get the cut while rubbing the bevel with these tools it will usually get rid of the tearout. If in doubt I hone the edge, speed up the wood and try very hard not to force the cut. Usually I can get rid of any tearout this way.
john lucas is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to john lucas For This Useful Post:
flutterbys (12-25-2011)
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sharpening lathe tools. rrbrown Woodturning 4 06-04-2011 04:19 PM
Sharpening tools Adillo303 Hand Tools 6 04-16-2011 12:41 AM
sharpening tools puukoi Design & Plans 1 01-19-2010 11:36 AM
sharpening of lathe tools mfs1976 Woodturning 9 12-29-2008 07:12 AM
sharpening of lathe tools eazis1 Woodturning 17 05-23-2008 07:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome