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#1 posted 05-12-2017 07:09 PM

I’m not sure I buy the idea that grind doesn’t matter.Some grinds (e.g. 40-degrees) are more aggressive that others (e.g. 60-degrees). A 40-degree grind on a spindle gouge that has swept back wings is a lot more aggressive than a 60-degree conventional grind on a bowl gouge.

From the picture you posted, it appears your rig (with a fixed pivot point) will only do one angle. If it were me, I would re-make the little platform on the belt sander so the pocket is adjustable. That way, you could set the pivot point to grind your gouges to whatever angle you wish.

I understand your frustrations … I went through the same thing when I started turning 7 years ago. I eventually was able to connect with more experienced turners and joined an AAW chapter … it was surprising how fast these little issues that had been driving me nuts went away when I had some hands-on time with guys that knew what they were doing.

Suggest this video …

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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