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Forum topic by dataz722 posted 07-26-2018 02:59 PM 611 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dataz722

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07-26-2018 02:59 PM

Hi, I recently got the Rikon slow speed grinder and am looking to get a jig for it. For right now I would only be using it for chisels and plane irons, but hope to sometime soon get a lathe so it would need to be able to at least expand to be able to do gauges etc as well. I was looking at the Wolverine system, but before I got it I just wanted to see if there was anything else out there that I should consider instead.

Thank you


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TheDane

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#1 posted 07-26-2018 03:16 PM

For turning tools, I think the Wolverine is the way to go.

The one addition I would suggest is the Robo-Rest by Reed Grey ( http://www.robohippy.net/store/ ). I have the OneWay compatible of Reed’s rest, and it is a terrific piece of gear. The Wolverine comes with a platform, but Reed’s rest is easier to adjust and makes repeatability much easier.

-- 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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#2 posted 07-27-2018 11:03 PM

I’m certainly not an expert on sharpening systems but the wolverine has been around for a long time and a lot of people use it. I just recently bought the Tru-Grind system and just now started using it.
http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=packard&Category_Code=sharp-trugrin

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#3 posted 07-27-2018 11:08 PM

I have a Kelton, which I love, but they are gone now.
I wouldn’t do anything but the Wolverine. It’s become a standard now, so most innovations are based on it.
Plus, Oneway is a first rate compamy IMHO.

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OSU55

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#4 posted 07-28-2018 05:49 AM

You dont need a jig for chisels or plane irns, only a platform, to create a primary bevel. Those edges then need honed free hand or with a jig on flat abrasive, stones sandpaper etc. For turning the wolverine is the way to go.

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