« on: May 28, 2011, 08:39:28 am »
I am rebuilding my sharpening center to include a Tormek T7 wet grinder. And re-purposing my 8" dry grinder/Wolverine sharpening system for just reshaping tools.
My question for the forum:
Has anyone worked out the settings on the Tormek for a 1/2" John Jordan gouge? I thought I came close, but the performance with use on the lathe was much different than what it was when I first purchased the gouge from John.
I've seen "hints" in various forums that the Jordan gouge grind is very similar to the Elsworth grind. (Irish Grind?) But having never seen/handled a Elsworth gouge I'm not sure if I could use those "modded" settings mentioned by others that are somewhat outside of the suggested gouge settings in the Tormek manual.
I posed this question on the AAW website tonight, and very quickly John actually responded. He said he didn't know of any specific settings. With the popularity of his tools I would think I'm not the first Tormek user to wonder about this.
Has anyone had any experience in setting up a Tormek T7 for grinding a Jordan gouge?