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post #1 of 4 Old 12-25-2010, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Wolverine setup

Santa left a Wolverine jig (and skew attachment) under the tree and I've got some questions about setting it up. When putting that on my wish list I also added a 1" wide Norton 150 grit 8" wheel as an upgrade for one of my 3/4" grinding wheels.

1) Some pictures have the the flat grinding platform on the left and the gouge arm on the right and some have them swapped. I see it can be done either way, but is there even the slightest reason why I should prefer one way over the other?

2) My 1750 RPM grinder had 3/4" wide wheels before, I believe one was 120 grit and the other around 60 or 80, so I'm currently planning to use the new 1" 150 grit wheel on the gouge arm (for my skew) and the coarser wheel on the platform for my bowl scrapers. Have I got the right idea or should I be using a different combination of grits?

BTW, Santa also managed to bring a Jet Air Filtration system - I'm sure that was as much fun to get down the chimney as it was to hang it from the rafters this afternoon
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-26-2010, 12:40 AM
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I think the right / left question just comes down to what side you feel most comfortable on. One way will probably feel more awkward to you depending if you are right or left handed. The grit comes down to what you are going to sharpen and the type of steel the tools are. Nice score with the Jet definitely worth the hassle
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Santa was good to you sounds like you had a great Christmas. i seen the same pics with one on one side the swapped, i think its to show it will work on either side. but with having 2 grits i do all shaping on the 60 grit. once i reach the desired bevel, then i swap to sharpen with the 120 grit and keep using the 120 to re sharpen while turning on all tools. my personal preference is sharpen my skews on a flat 3 sided oil stone like you would planes, i do not care for a hollow grind on my skews. hope this helps you. Jeff


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I didn't realize before that the two jigs can be trivially swapped so you aren't comitted to which jig is using which grit. Got it all mounted today so it makes more sense now. I've still got a 3/4" width wheel for my coarse wheel, any suggestions for a grit if I upgrade to 1" wide?
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