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george dolak
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Oct 6th, 2017 at 6:17pm
 
I am new to turning and trying to fit a wheel to my grinder to sharpen my gouges.     So, my q. is what type and what grit ?  Thanks, Geo.
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Re: grinding wheel
Reply #1 - Oct 6th, 2017 at 7:33pm
 
Hello George, welcome to the site. If money isn't an issue, then you could purchase CBN wheels. They are what most people are buying nowadays, and they last almost a lifetime. Otherwise, Aluminum Oxide wheels are the answer. An 80 grit on one side is normally suggested, then on the other side I would recommend a 120 grit. Good luck, and happy turning.
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Reply #2 - Oct 6th, 2017 at 8:57pm
 
Thanks Len.  Any idea where to get the type I need?  The local stores up here do not carry anything but the heavy duty stuff for axes and the like. Geo.

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Reply #3 - Oct 6th, 2017 at 9:13pm
 
Check out Craft Supplies, Packard Woodworks, and Penn State Industries. They all have online catalogs.
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Reply #4 - Oct 7th, 2017 at 10:21am
 
Woodturning Wonders has some of the best prices on CBN wheels.  I used stone wheels until I could afford the CBNs and they do make a difference.  As for grit...it's all about personal preference.  As for me, I have a 180 on one side which I use for coarse shaping of gouges but principally for putting a burr on my scrapers.  The other side has a 320 strictly for my gouges.  I also kept my stone wheels for more 'aggressive' shaping or the needs of the moment.
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Reply #5 - Oct 7th, 2017 at 10:31am
 
Dwight Rutherford wrote on Oct 6th, 2017 at 9:13pm:
Check out Craft Supplies, Packard Woodworks, and Penn State Industries. They all have online catalogs.


Again thanks.  Will do. Geo.
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Reply #6 - Oct 7th, 2017 at 10:34am
 
John Grace wrote on Oct 7th, 2017 at 10:21am:
Woodturning Wonders has some of the best prices on CBN wheels.  I used stone wheels until I could afford the CBNs and they do make a difference.  As for grit...it's all about personal preference.  As for me, I have a 180 on one side which I use for coarse shaping of gouges but principally for putting a burr on my scrapers.  The other side has a 320 strictly for my gouges.  I also kept my stone wheels for more 'aggressive' shaping or the needs of the moment.

You all have helped me .  I will use this info. Geo.
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Reply #7 - Oct 7th, 2017 at 6:57pm
 
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Reply #8 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 11:12am
 
I have a couple of videos up on sharpening, here in the video section, and on You Tube, just type in robo hippy. Most of my videos are about bowl turning. Most of the time we just sharpen, which means touching up your edge. 120 grit standard wheels, or 180 grit CBN wheel. For reshaping a tool, having a coarser wheel really helps. A 60 or 80 grit standard wheel, or 80 grit CBN wheel does a fair job. If you really need to reshape, then a 36 grit belt sander is what you need.

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Reply #9 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:37pm
 
George, D-Way tools sells them, he sells beautiful tools also. I think that you'll find that they are available at most places that sell turning supplies.
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Reply #10 - Oct 12th, 2017 at 12:02am
 
being a knife maker i have a belt grinder so sky is the limit on grit.  when making knives i start at 50 grit and gomuch finer.  cool thing is when we aer tsalkin gedges i can go less then 9 micron on the grinderr so i touch up at 800 grit and save my tooling ware.  after all youo just need a fresh edge no need to grind when yo can hone
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Reply #11 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 8:56am
 
Again thanks for all the help. Geo.
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Reply #12 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 9:09am
 
I'm not sure if it's been pointed out.
CBN wheels may be more expensive but they are a one time purchase. Traditional wheels and belts wear out during use, CBN wheels do not.
CBN wheels also do not change diameter, this give a constant repeatable result when sharpening.
There is more but I'll leave it at that, JMO
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