Gouge Sharpening, Jig SVD-185
Patents: SE 9504246-1, EP 0776731, U.S. 6,393,712
With the Tormek patented SVD-185 you can sharpen your woodturning gouges to a razor sharpness with full control. You get an exact replication of both the shape and edge angle. You can also use it for woodcarving tools, such as curved gouges and V-tools. Used correctly, there is no alternative method that can give you faster or sharper results.
Wet grinding on your Tormek gives you a very sharp edge that will last much longer. A really sharp gouge cuts easily and will give the wood a very fine surface, often there is no need for sanding.
With the Turning Tool Setter TTS-100, you get exactly the shape and edge angle you want depending on your turning. Even the length of the side wings can be varied so that the shape of the gouge fits your way of turning.
Thanks to the exact replication of both the shape and the edge angle, the sharpening will take less than a minute. Since you only remove a tenth of a millimetre at each sharpening, your turning tools will last for years, probably your whole lifetime.
Gentle on the steel
With the Tormek system the edge is cooled continuously with water and there is no risk of the steel to become overheated and losing its hardness. (PDF Wet or Dry).
SVD-185 on a bench grinder
If you need to remove a lot of steel fast in order to change the profile or create a smaller edge angle, you can with the mounting set BGM-100 also use SVD-185 on a bench grinder. But here you need to pay attention so that you do not burn the edge. After the initial rough shaping on a bench grinder, you move over to the Tormek machine and give the edge the final sharpness.
Thanks to the patented Turning Tool Setter TTS-100 you keep exactly the same shape and edge angle. You get the best of two worlds with the same jig system – fastest steel removal and the sharpest edge possible!
Tips From Glenn
The jig comprises a tool holder (1) which runs in a sleeve (2). The tool is aligned with a disc (4) and tightened with a knob screw (5). There is a washer (6) for wide gouges. The stop ring (7) can be set for a convex bevel with a screw (8).
The tool holder can be set in any position from 0 to 5 with the 5 mm allen key (9). The setting can be noted on a special recipe label (10), which is attached to the ferrule. A special pen, which works on these labels is included (11). For turning cutters there is a shaft (12) with a mounting screw (13) and a 2,5 mm allen key (14).
The SVD-185 jig also copes with turning cutters of various shapes. A special shaft is mounted into the sleeve.