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Sep 17th, 2005 at 4:43pm
 
I was going to thank Rev via a private message for some really valuable info. that he pointed out in a chat session re:  turning tool grinds, but I thought better of it.  I am very grateful of course, but I thought that others on this forum might benefit by it also.  The page is found in Wood Central, and the URL is:  Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register; .  Thanks again Rev.  Valuable stuff.
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Reply #1 - Sep 17th, 2005 at 6:49pm
 
Jim, you are so welcome.  It was a Wood Central member that one day answered my grinding question by sending me one of those pieces that has two grinds on it, one on each end.  The idea is that you purchase this thing and it is a model for you to compare your tools to once in a while.  If you are too far off from it, you know that your grinding has gone off on a tangent.  Made all the difference in the world for my gouges.  That was before the grind library was created. 

If anyone is in doubt about the grind on their gouges, take a look.     8)
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Reply #2 - Sep 17th, 2005 at 11:50pm
 
Hey RevDoug,

I think that might have been me.  Smiley

I hope all is well with you,

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Reply #3 - Sep 18th, 2005 at 5:12pm
 
Dave, it was indeed you who helped me with the model.  Thanks again.  Glad to see you on this board.  We have a lot of fun here.  Just a bit more intimate than WC.  Sometimes we don't have the most polished answers to questions, but we are family and we try to work out most issues.  Hope you'll join us more often.  Your insight and experience would help us a lot.   8)
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Reply #4 - Sep 18th, 2005 at 9:48pm
 

Hey Rev,

I do check in almost every day, just not much time to post lately.  I am as busy as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Smiley

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Reply #5 - Sep 18th, 2005 at 10:18pm
 
I'm going to have to figure something out to grind my bowl gouge.  I got the Wolverine Grinding and Vari-Grind jigs, but when I try to do the long side grind, that big ol'e knob on the top of the Vari jig hits the front of the grinder motor.  I may have to switch wheel sides, because that is on the left side where I end up putting on most of the wear.

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Reply #6 - Sep 18th, 2005 at 11:01pm
 
I have to use the vari-grind on the right hand wheel of my grinder Jim.  I can't say that having the big knob on the top hitting anything has ever been a problem for me.
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Reply #7 - Sep 19th, 2005 at 5:18am
 
Jim, how much tool do you have extending past the vari-grind?  I try to have 2" of steel past the vari-grind and on an 8" wheel I don't 'knock the knob'.
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Reply #8 - Sep 19th, 2005 at 9:12am
 
I have their reccommended 1 3/4" sticking out, but I have a 6" heavy duty Craftsman grinder with a big motor case.  I probably should have gotten the lightduty one with the variable speed and the smaller case, but the heavy duty was on a closeout, and I thought it was a better machine.

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Reply #9 - Sep 19th, 2005 at 5:25pm
 
JimQ,
Is that grinder a regular one or a slow speed grinder?  ie. 1750 rpm.. If it is a high speed one then you stand a good chance of burning your tools.
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Reply #10 - Sep 19th, 2005 at 8:34pm
 
3450 RPM  I use a very light touch, and so far have not been burning any chisels.

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Reply #11 - Sep 19th, 2005 at 9:14pm
 
Jim
  I would highly encourage you to get a variable speed grinder or slow speed grinder I think you will a difference in your sharpening skills.  I saw the difference immediately and I think for the most part it was because I wasn't as scared of messing up my tools as I was with the high speed one I was using.  Even though I have a variable speed one, I might as well only have one speed, 1725 rpms because my dial never moves from the slowest position.
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