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Hand Tool Woodworking / Re: Newbie question re SE-77 jig with T8
« on: February 10, 2017, 11:02:52 am »
Dave,

There are some real experts on this forum, and you can learn much from them :  I know I have and still do.  I do have one additional thought though as it regards lighting. 

I added an LED light which is also a magnifying lens.  This is a great boon for me as I can see much finer details than I normally would.  I'm 53 with bifocals, and I wear a face mask when wood turning, and have to resharpen often. I don't take my mask off when resharpening so the magnifying lens to help their whenever I have a question. 

Good luck and don't look back with regrets. 

Kind regards,
Rich

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Hand Tool Woodworking / Re: Newbie question re SE-77 jig with T8
« on: February 06, 2017, 06:18:51 pm »
Dave,

It seems like you have finally pleased Tormekamada (the god of sharpening), and she is smiling on you.

Rich

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General Tormek Questions / Re: Universal Support not tall enough?
« on: February 06, 2017, 06:15:32 pm »
OK, Hermann.  That sound cool what you've done with the scissors jig.  Pictures please !!

Rich

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Knife Sharpening / Re: Sharpness testing
« on: February 04, 2017, 02:36:19 pm »
I have great respect for Ken, & he has been referencing his Edge On Up for ages.  He is a great resource for product testing :   Our own version of Consumer Reports. 

I've just not seen how it would be used to make me a better sharpener.  Alas, Grepper has enlightened me.

So, I'm interested in which model of Edge On Up tester that you bought


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Wood Turning / Re: lighting for the lathe
« on: January 30, 2017, 02:12:22 pm »
Ken,

I use task-oriented lighting on my lathe to get up closer & brighter.  Also, I can aim it where I need it. 

I use CFL or LED bulbs as they don't get hot & are less likely to cause fires with the accumulated wood dust. 

I've not seen an issue with flicker on either.

Kind regards,
Rich

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Knife Sharpening / Re: Coarse vs fine grind and edge retention
« on: January 28, 2017, 01:32:34 am »
Really interesting, & really surprising!!

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Knife Sharpening / Re: Japanese Knives
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:03:21 pm »
Jan,

I inherited a number of tools from my father when he passed on.  He took Yankee thrift to the limit !

In a back part of one toolbox are two old knives that my father sharpened away but never threw away.  I've a picture below of two that got relegated to marking knives (I guess).

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Kind regards,
Rich

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If I need a very accurate center that is smoothly cut, then I use my mini metal lathe.  Works amazingly well. 

Otherwise I use the method I was taught for sharpening TIG bits using a drill and a bench grinder.  A picture is below.   By revolving the bit with the drill whilst sharpening, it keeps the point well centered. 




Apologies to Tormek about posting a solution not using your system, but I couldn't find a way to send a PM to Jim with the picture attached. 

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Drill Bit Sharpening / Re: Simple jig for drill bit sharpening
« on: January 08, 2017, 01:30:06 pm »
Jan,

I have the DBS Jig & find it a worthwhile investment.   But what intrigues me about your idea is for bits too large to fit in the DBS Jig (>22 mm).   Have you tried any that large ?

Kind regards,
Rich

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General Tormek Questions / Re: Sharpening counter sinks
« on: January 08, 2017, 03:34:01 am »
Ken,

Sounds like an opportunity for the KenJig developer...

Rich


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General Tormek Questions / Re: Sharpening counter sinks
« on: January 07, 2017, 04:52:50 pm »
Do not sell handheld sharpening short.

Ken,

I am a HUGE fan of repeatability.   With the cutting edge consistently the same, I get consistent results when turning.  So I'm not a fan of freehand sharpening. 

The Tormek jigs make repeatability possible.  I have great luck when using them.

Kind regards,
Rich

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General Tormek Questions / Re: golf and the Tormek
« on: January 07, 2017, 04:46:23 pm »
Ken,

I agree that practice macks one get much better.   But, perfect practice makes on great.  When practicing, be sure what you are doing everything perfectly.    Slow and perfect will beat out developing muscle memory for doing things wrongly.

Kind regards,
Rich

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General Tormek Questions / Re: cbn wheels for knife sharpening
« on: January 07, 2017, 04:43:06 pm »
I don't hone knives :   I use the Japanese waterstone (SJ-250).  It works magic !!

Kind regards,
Rich

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Wood Turning / Re: reshaping turning gouges
« on: December 13, 2016, 04:39:34 am »
I use the BGM-100 to shape them on a dry grinder, & then sharpen them on the Tormek.  Works greatly.

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General Tormek Questions / Re: Honerite Gold
« on: December 08, 2016, 12:28:39 pm »
Jan,

I never thought the rusty residue was a problem.  Am I missing something?

One solution by the way :  get an SB wheel (you can't see the rust).

Kind regards,
Rich

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