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Forum topic by MaryContrary posted 04-16-2021 11:07 PM 256 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2021 11:07 PM

I just received the Wolverine sharpening system and have a question about mounting. The instructions say the mounts must be directly under the front of the wheel (seems somewhat reasonable but I don’t see why completely) and that those mounts should be within a 1/2” of the front of the bench. I really don’t want to mount the system right up to the bench edge. Is this critical? Will there be some kind of clearance problems when sharpening? I watched a few videos of the system and they all seem to put it up to the edge. Any insight on this would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-17-2021 03:24 AM

I think they mention that to help you align the jig to the grinder. I have mine on bench that isn’t aligned with the edge, it might help idk. Mine works great though, basically set it up so the diamond shaped slot is directly under the wheel and the tightening handles face the outside of the grinder. The trick is how far forward you want the jig, this is probably why they recommend it flush with the bench. What I did was align mine so when the square tool rest is at 90 degrees it is just below the center line of my wheel, that way when I sharpen something I’m using the widest part of the wheel. I also set mine forward enough so that when the table touches the wheel there is still an inch or so of the jig that could slide in. Honestly when you start sharpening it won’t matter much if use the v arm and the varigrind jig for bowl gouges. The most import thing is that the jig is centered and your wheel is properly dressed unless you have a CBN wheel. If it’s not centered it will wear down more of one side of the wheel making it unstable. Good luck!


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