What's your Thoughts on these? I used some last night and wow they cut nice and never have to sharpen just replace the tips.
I tried sharpening free hand for a short time. I could get a sharp edge, but not a consistent bevel. I decided to go with the Worksharp 3000 and Tormek jigs. Now I can get the desired consistency with ease.I finally admitted it to myself..... I really, really, really stink at sharpening.
Carbide is not as "sharp" as a newly honed HSS edge, but it keeps its edge longer than HSS.I'm also new to woodturning and they just seem the way to go. I really don't want to spend the money on stones grinders and angle gadgets when I can just buy tips. I have heard the tips stay sharp for a long time.
I am not trying to make your head spin, just advising that if you want the carbide type tools, there are several options on the market.Wow thanks Dave now my head is really spinning. What to buy? ��
John, I love my Hunter Hercules tool and can normally get a very nice surface.Dave If your not getting a good finish of the Hunter Hercules you must be using it differently than I do. I have just finished turning some black locust and also some Osage Orange. I can easily get an equal or better finish with the Hunter Hercules or Hunter Osprey.
Thanks, it is reassuring to know we were not doing something wrong. I had not experienced this before. It does seem to be a specific area in the blank.Dave I got ya. Missunderstood. I have also had walnut do the fiber thing. It happens with really green wood. Usually just one spot on the bowl and no tool will stop it. I had that happen on green Box elder. I soak it with thinned lacquer, let it dry and then recut the area. That usually does it.