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#1 posted 02-14-2017 01:45 PM



I ll throw in another alternative. A belt sander will serve double duty – you can sharpen all your chisels and lathe tools on it, as well as actually use it as a sander for your woodworking projects :) For about $50 you can get a belt/disc sander from HF, or even cheaper on the used market if you keep your eye out for one. I have several grinders in the shop, and the only time I use them for woodturning tools is when I want to grind a completely new profile on one of them, which requires removing a lot of metal. The rest of the time, all sharpening is done on the belt sander.
A dedicated sharpening system may make sense in a professional shop, or where a lot of production work is being done constantly… but for the average woodturner in a home shop environment, not so much IMHO.
Cheers,
Brad
- MrUnix

And here is how to convert the HF sander to the above:
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3179

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."


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