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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.
Bill

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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.

-- Bill R

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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.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Empire-Stainless-Steel-Protractor-
27912/202035326

Some folks like these angle checkers. https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/95/4025/Woodcut-Tri-Gauge

https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/95/1776/Vicmarc-Gauge-Master

John Lucas made his own raptor guages.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbggxj2kgyc

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.

https://oneway.ca/pdf/GJ%20Instructions%20update%20January%202010.pdf

https://oneway.ca/pdf/Part%202480%20Vari-Grind%20Dec%202010.pdf

-- Bill

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