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Glenn Jacobs
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Re: Sharpening
Reply #15 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 1:06pm
 
definitely need a grinder and wolverine setup. Get a fine grit stone for one side and a diamond dresser.

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Re: Sharpening
Reply #16 - Jul 21st, 2017 at 11:17am
 
Sharpening is part of the process of wood turning. One of the most enjoyable things for me is the sound of a recently sharpened tool as it cut through the wood fibers. Don`t put yourself at a disadvantage by only using carbide, go buy a grinder and a sharpening rig. There is so much information regarding sharpening on You Tube it boggles the mind.
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Reply #17 - Jul 21st, 2017 at 12:43pm
 
There is a longer learning curve with the Robo Rest than the wolverine system, but platform sharpening all the lathe tools is more efficient.  With the quick adjustment of sharpening angle on the Robo,  Rest I do not hesitate to touch up a tool as needed, and I sometimes use a number of gouges and scrapers making once turned bowls.

Red recently uploaded a new video on using the Robo Rest.
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Re: Sharpening
Reply #18 - Jul 21st, 2017 at 9:08pm
 
since i come from a knife makers background not a wood turner.  i have a belt grinder not stone or CBN wheel grinder
the ability to change belt grits for the type cut in wood or to repair a tool thats chipped is key
some times 800 grit will touch up a tool and other times you need a 50 grit.  you cann also get buffing belts
due to the kind of grinder ri have i have the option of hollow (wheel grind ether 5 or 10 inch wheel size ) or flat grind.   being   a newbie to turning i have found the flat grind more forgiving when rubbing the wood till you find the cutting edge
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