LumberJocks

Sharpening station for lathe tools

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by CWWoodworking posted 04-06-2021 09:15 PM 351 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View CWWoodworking's profile

CWWoodworking

2027 posts in 1336 days


04-06-2021 09:15 PM

Setting one up. Never sharpened the first hand tool.

Any suggestions on grinder/sander/jigs?


14 replies so far

View pottz's profile (online now)

pottz

18700 posts in 2141 days


#1 posted 04-06-2021 09:37 PM

well ill go the high end route and throw out the tormek system,not cheap but they have attachments to sharpen pretty much anything youve got in your shop.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View WoodenDreams's profile

WoodenDreams

1348 posts in 1068 days


#2 posted 04-06-2021 10:12 PM

Tormek System is nice. I went with the Wolverine System.https://thompsonlathetools.com/sharpening/

View CWWoodworking's profile

CWWoodworking

2027 posts in 1336 days


#3 posted 04-06-2021 10:39 PM

View 987Ron's profile

987Ron

1651 posts in 474 days


#4 posted 04-06-2021 10:52 PM



Tormek System is nice. I went with the Wolverine System.https://thompsonlathetools.com/sharpening/

- WoodenDreams

My choice also. It has done the job for me. While I do have a Wen with the water tray for other things. For the lathe I like not having to mess with the water, filling, emptying and such. I’m lazy.

-- Ron

View pottz's profile (online now)

pottz

18700 posts in 2141 days


#5 posted 04-06-2021 11:00 PM



How about this-

https://wenproducts.com/products/wen-bg9910-10-inch-variable-torque-water-cooled-wet-and-dry-sharpening-system

- CWWoodworking


looks to be discontinued ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View CWWoodworking's profile

CWWoodworking

2027 posts in 1336 days


#6 posted 04-06-2021 11:14 PM

Lowe’s?

https://www.lowes.com/pd/WEN-10-in-Two-Direction-Water-Cooled-Wet-Dry-Sharpening-System/1002921010

I’ve decided to splurge on the lathe side so I’m trying to pinch pennies on the sharpening side.

View MrUnix's profile

MrUnix

8676 posts in 3356 days


#7 posted 04-06-2021 11:43 PM

I’ve decided to splurge on the lathe side so I’m trying to pinch pennies on the sharpening side.
- CWWoodworking

Belt sander and a couple homemade jigs work great. Here are a couple Capt Eddie videos:

# 122A belt sander sharpening

two dollar sharpening jig

The $2 jig works just as well on a belt as it does a wheel, and I made one for free out of wood and some spare hardware. Can’t pinch many more pennies than free ;)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

View GaryCK's profile

GaryCK

131 posts in 1206 days


#8 posted 04-07-2021 12:04 AM

I bought a Rikon 8” slow speed grinder (1) and the Wolverine jig with Vari-Grind (2). The combination has worked quite well for me.

(1) https://www.woodcraft.com/products/rikon-8in-slow-speed-grinder
(2) https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JAPC6D4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

-- Gary, Wisconsin

View northwoodsman's profile

northwoodsman

617 posts in 4903 days


#9 posted 04-07-2021 12:25 AM

I have the Tormek system with pretty much every jig that’s made for it. I still like the Wolverine system for getting the correct edge on my lathe tools than doing the final edge on the Tormek. You do need the correct speed grinder and wheels for the Wolverine however, don’t just use anything.

-- NorthWoodsMan

View pottz's profile (online now)

pottz

18700 posts in 2141 days


#10 posted 04-07-2021 12:36 AM



Lowe’s?

https://www.lowes.com/pd/WEN-10-in-Two-Direction-Water-Cooled-Wet-Dry-Sharpening-System/1002921010

I’ve decided to splurge on the lathe side so I’m trying to pinch pennies on the sharpening side.

- CWWoodworking


thats a pretty good price,ive got a wen 8” grinder and so far it’s been great.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View pottz's profile (online now)

pottz

18700 posts in 2141 days


#11 posted 04-07-2021 12:37 AM



I have the Tormek system with pretty much every jig that s made for it. I still like the Wolverine system for getting the correct edge on my lathe tools than doing the final edge on the Tormek. You do need the correct speed grinder and wheels for the Wolverine however, don t just use anything.

- northwoodsman


yeah the tormek is top quality and hard to beat but i agree it’s not for fast removal of material,more for the final grind.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View WoodenDreams's profile

WoodenDreams

1348 posts in 1068 days


#12 posted 04-07-2021 04:40 AM

Here’s a couple videos for sharpening turning jigs on the cheap. This first one is similar to the Wolverine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfmIv0iXjis This second claims a simple DIY jig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i9RDnJHz9g

View Davevand's profile

Davevand

275 posts in 1993 days


#13 posted 04-07-2021 01:09 PM



I bought a Rikon 8” slow speed grinder (1) and the Wolverine jig with Vari-Grind (2). The combination has worked quite well for me.

(1) https://www.woodcraft.com/products/rikon-8in-slow-speed-grinder
(2) https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JAPC6D4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- GaryCK


I use this also, added 2 CBN wheels. I really like them.

View MrWolfe's profile

MrWolfe

1644 posts in 1281 days


#14 posted 04-07-2021 01:20 PM

I bought a Rikon 8” slow speed grinder (1) and the Wolverine jig with Vari-Grind (2). The combination has worked quite well for me.
(1) https://www.woodcraft.com/products/rikon-8in-slow-speed-grinder
(2) https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JAPC6D4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- GaryCK

I use this also, added 2 CBN wheels. I really like them.
-Davevand

CBN wheels are great. There is a style called “4 In 1” that has four different profiles on the wheel that allow for kinds of grinds. Well worth it.

I’ve had a tendency to buy used equipment or buy inexpensive only to end up paying for upgrades then eventually buying the equipment I should have bought. So I end up paying 2x or more for the tools that work and that I really want.

CBN wheels will last a long time. 4 in 1’s are worth it.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com