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Wolverine vari grind 2

Anyone know anything about the wolverine vari grind 2 ? I just purchased some wood Turing tools and purchased this jig. I though it was similar to the wolverine system that I have limited experience with. I don't believe I can sharpen a roughing gouge with it. they did include a DVD but with limited written instructions. The written instructions make no sense to me. The kit part number is3290. I am thinking I need to return it and get the basic wolverine system with the vari grind attachment. If anyone uses this jig and I am missing something I would appreciate your input.

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You don't use the Vari-grind jig for the roughing gouge with either 1 or 2. You either rest it in the "v" cradle (unsafe in my opinion as the tool can slip) or use the platform.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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You don't use the Vari-grind jig for the roughing gouge with either 1 or 2. You either rest it in the "v" cradle (unsafe in my opinion as the tool can slip) or use the platform.
My problem is it did not come with the v cradle or platform. It has got the base with the locking device that the v cradle would go in.
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You need the basic Wolverine system:
http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=packard&Produc t_Code=142611&Category_Code=sharp-wss

and this will sharpen bowl & spindle gouges up to 5/8" with either figernail or side grind.
http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=packard&Produc t_Code=142614&Category_Code=sharp-wss

With basic system and vair grind jig can sharpen all of your turning tools.

Vari-Grind 2 Attachment

Only used for bowl and spindle gouges and think accepts larger gouges, but not roughing gouges.
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Wolverine Grinding Jig

http://www.oneway.ca/sharpening/grind_jig.htm

I tried view their video, but no joy. They once sent you that video free.

Using the v-arm to sharpen bowl & spindle gouges can be done buy end up with long pointy or short bevels. Easier to put either fingernail or side grind on a gouge using vari jig.
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My problem is it did not come with the v cradle or platform. It has got the base with the locking device that the v cradle would go in.
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Didn't it come with a part that looks like an 18" length of square-profile tube?

This is the piece that slides into -- and locks in -- the base unit. At one end it has a pocket that can receive either the end of the tool handle (to sharpen a spindle roughing gouge, for example, with a straight-across grind) or the end of the vari-grind jig (for fingernail-ground tools).

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Didn't it come with a part that looks like an 18" length of square-profile tube?

This is the piece that slides into -- and locks in -- the base unit. At one end it has a pocket that can receive either the end of the tool handle (to sharpen a spindle roughing gouge, for example, with a straight-across grind) or the end of the vari-grind jig (for fingernail-ground tools).
No it did not.
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No it did not.
You need more of the original jig to go with your varigrind. I have the complete setup with the original varigrind. I have heard several people say the like the original varigrind over the varigrind 2. The system works great & only takes seconds to resharpen your tools so you spend more time turning.

http://www.oneway.ca/sharpening/vari-grind2.htm

Wolverine grinding jig instuctions

http://www.rockler.com/tech/RTD10000109AA.pdf

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/200...riGrind-2.aspx

Video showing use of Wolverine Grinding jig

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Jlord, thanks for the post. I just ordered the v arm that did not come in my package. I also ordered a platform and extra base. This should be everything I need, at least for now.
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