Sharpening mini lathe chisels

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Forum topic by Mrowell posted 04-05-2020 01:57 AM 259 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-05-2020 01:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tools sharpening chisel lathe question help jigs tip trick turning

Hey everyone!

Does anyone have any tips or tricks to help get sharp mini lathe chisels? I got a set as a gift and they work good but are to small to use with any of the of the shelf jugs I’ve seen.

Here is a set almost identical to mine

-- Matt R

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#1 posted 04-05-2020 01:18 PM

Would the Oneway Wolverine grinding jig system not work with shorter tools? It uses two sliding supports that move closer to and further from the grinder to enable you to get the correct angle for your particular tool. I’ve not tried mine with especially short tools, but believe it should work as well as it does with longer tools.

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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#2 posted 04-05-2020 03:07 PM

Matt, care to explain what a shelf jug is, or is that a typo. A Wolverine wouldn’t work as the blade length is too short to effectively use the varigrind jig. If you have a drill press, a short length of 3/4” black pipe, or tubing, a bolt long enough to use as the leg, drill and tap a hole to accommodate the bolt at an angle that would work to get the grind preferred. Drill another hole on the top of the pipe to act as a clamp with the proper short bolt. I’m pretty sure if you go to Youtube, you can get all the info you need to make a jig, or even find one you could purchase. ............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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