Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
As near as I can tell there isn't any magical sharpener. A grinder or strip sander with a sharpening jig system like the Oneway system with the Wolverine jig is about at close as it comes.
something like the worksharp is probably excellent for flat tools like chisels and plane irons but Lathe tools are a whole different animal. I mean you have every thing from scrapers and rough out gouges to bowl gouges and spindle gouges, all with different shapes.
Although I have not used the worksharp I have gone through just about all the other methods for sharpening. I've used disc sanders, strip sanders, upside down belt sanders, grinders and various wet wheel grinders. My choice is a slow speed grinder with White or blue aluminum oxide wheels.