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Redoak49

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#1 posted 08-30-2016 11:08 AM

It is amazing how fast turning costs add up. Yes, Sorby tools are great and expensive. All of the Wolverine jigs are not cheap and the same for CBN wheels.

Turning is fun but you can spend $$$$.

I posted a project of the 4 carbide tools that I made and they were less than one Sorby tool. I also have some old Craftsman turning tools that work fine and sharpen them on my Worksharp and use diamond salivary disks on it. I get a pretty sharp tool that works well.

The bottom line question is how much you have to spend on turning.


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