That is fine for honing and touching up the edge several times between sharpenings on either a bench grinder,a belt sander, or a powered wet sharpening system. If you are willing to spend huge amounts of time with a fine grit diamond hand hone a really dull tool can be sharpened, but you will be happier in the long run with something better. With some curved edged tools it will be a bit of a challenge in maintaining the shape over the long term using only a hand hone, but on the other hand you can develop a lot of skill in hand sharpening as well as getting some good arm and hand exercise.I have a diamond stone. 400 grit. So free hand and by hand
If you want to sharpen your lathe tools by hand , get one of theseI am just getting into turning. I have to sharpen my tools by hand , what
Is a good stone to use and any one have any video of by hand?
:thumbsup:If you want to sharpen your lathe tools by hand , get one of these
and that will keep tools like these sharp
for working on one of these
But if you drive something a bit like this
and use tools like these
you would be best served with something like this
The steel in todays lathe tools is far different to that of even 40 years ago . They were more akin to the carpenters chisels of the day.
As much Robson and his fellow carvers can sharpen an edge that will do a fine job , a modern lathe runs at speeds that will have a modern turning tool's edge slice thru more wood in a few minutes than a carving chisel's will in a days work .
Knowing how to get good results in both schools is the best option