On The Lathe #2: New Sharpening System

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 06-17-2012 07:38 PM 3085 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, So for a while I have been using my own home made sharpening system. Which you can kind of see here..


I was not completely sure I was getting the best edge though, so I finally started doing some research on various systems and liked the Wolverine, but the price was just a bit out of my reach. So after looking here I saw a review or two on the PSI version and decided to go for it. It is a pretty nice package deal.


Well after about an hour I had the setup you see. I did not use the large wood screws it came with to secure it but went and bought nuts and bolts. I have only used it on my roughing gouge so far, but man what a difference! I now know I was not getting the right edge. I will be working on some of my other tools here in the next few days and will attempt to remember to post an actual review of the product once I get going.


Talk to you all soon.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 06-17-2012 08:39 PM

Thanks for the post.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 06-17-2012 10:17 PM

your playshop is so clean and I am not sure what most of that stuff does – it looks like alot of fun will be had! Thanks for the pics!

-- Terina C

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 02:44 PM

I’ve been looking into that sharpening system as well. Do you still like it? Is there a noticable difference with your other tools and how they perform?

My setup is a little non-standard (10” slow speed wet system) so I’m expecting that I’ll have to build my own rig as well.

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 02:56 PM

@ JJ
I have to admit I have still not taken the time to work with any of my other tools since I generally only use my roughing gouge for pen turning. I do though like the set up it is quick and easy to get a nice sharp touch up as I am turning. I promise I will try to do a fingernail gouge next week sometime and post the results.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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