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Template for setting the bevel angle when sharpening

by BenDupre
posted 01-24-2017 01:13 PM

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#1 posted 01-24-2017 01:58 PM

Look at Capt’n Eddie Castelin’s YouTube channel. He has drawings and a vid about a grinding jig that you might like to make for almost nothing. I built one, and use it often.

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#2 posted 01-24-2017 02:51 PM

See if you have a local turning club. Members are more than willing to help.

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#3 posted 01-24-2017 03:54 PM

Hey thanks. I have seen his jig. How do you set yours up for the proper angle?

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#4 posted 01-24-2017 04:49 PM

Your system looks like a One Way Wolverine sharpening jig clone. See instructions below!

Really need to know the bevel angle of the tool you have to start with!
I use two school protractors with small bolt & nut in the middle of those protractors to measure before & after sharpening. For just a few bucks at HD can pick up a steel protractor does same thing before and after grinding.

Some folks like these angle checkers.

John Lucas made his own raptor guages.

So how do you set up your sharpening jig? Take a look at these Wolverine instructions. This will give you a great starting point. Never saw a need for raptor gauges, learning curve for me was pretty short following instructions that came with my Wolverine.

-- Bill

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