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Wood Turning / Re: video that CB sent me
« Last post by RichColvin on Today at 02:53:31 am »
Ken,

I subscribe on Instagram to posts by alexanderdesigns814.  He does great work, and I’ve always heard that we should listen to those who make great products over those who talk about it. 

Rich
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Wood Turning / Re: video that CB sent me
« Last post by RichColvin on Today at 02:50:49 am »
I use my BGM-100 often for
  • shaping tools, especially new bowl gouges, and
  • sharpening tools that don’t sharpen well on the standard Tormek wheels (like carbide-tipped metal lathe tools)

It works marvelously for those things, and using the standard Tormek jigs is a real benefit.

Rich
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Wood Turning / Re: myford ml8
« Last post by RichColvin on Today at 02:39:47 am »
Jorge,

Check out Steve Jordan on YouTube (https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCEpeQtxhVUTtMZzBpdegp-w ).

Rich
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Wood Turning / Re: video that CB sent me
« Last post by Ken S on Yesterday at 10:43:31 pm »
I am pleased to know that I am not the only forum member looking around the Internet for new information.
Good find, CB.

Ken

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Wood Turning / Re: myford ml8
« Last post by Ken S on Yesterday at 10:40:23 pm »
Welcome to the forum, Jorgen.

This forum is primarily about sharpening with the Tormek. The turning portion is primarily oriented toward wood turners. I do know that several of our members have some machine shop experience, and may be able to assist you. I did a google search and found the website for the Myford Company. They seem like your best source.

https://www.myford.co.uk/

Good luck in your search.

Best regards,

Ken
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Wood Turning / Re: myford ml8
« Last post by Ken S on Yesterday at 10:35:28 pm »
Hi! Hope anyone here can help me, I haven´t had any luck on the net yet... Has anyone any experience with the myford ml8 lathe?  I would love to see a video of someone lubricating the spindle ... a link would do just fine! And the alignment of the centre line between the head and tail, is it really ment to be so bad ...?   / Jörgen
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Wood Turning / myford ml8
« Last post by Snurret on Yesterday at 10:06:16 pm »
Hi! Hope anyone here can help me, I haven´t had any luck on the net yet... Has anyone any experience with the myford ml8 lathe?  I would love to see a video of someone lubricating the spindle ... a link would do just fine! And the alignment of the centre line between the head and tail, is it really ment to be so bad ...?   / Jörgen
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Wood Turning / Re: video that CB sent me
« Last post by cbwx34 on Yesterday at 09:10:10 pm »
CB sent me this instagram covering using the BGM _100 with a dry grinder and CBN wheel. It clearly demonstrates the process.

This procedure obviously works. However, my personal preference is to use the 180 grit CBN wheel directly in the Tormek. If I did not own a Tormek, I would go the BGM route. It provides the consistency and repeatability of the Tormek jigs, insuring that a minimum of steel is removed in sharpening.

Thanks, CB.

Ken

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ4zghsHdyZ/

You're welcome... not my area of expertise, but thought it was a decent quick little video that looked like it showed it well.
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Knife Sharpening / Re: The one change you should make to the Tormek...
« Last post by cbwx34 on Yesterday at 09:00:51 pm »
Loctite joint seems pretty strong. 

Pin Pivot Collar on the jig.

And on the Tormek, showing the maximum angle before hitting the outer edge of the collar.  That looks like enough pivot the the knives in my collection, which is well within "most knives". 

Gotta run, so no time now to test it out, but I'm pretty excited. 

Rick

Gotta say, I'm pretty excited too (for me and you).  ;)  (What version of Loctite did you use?)

I spent the morning sharpening knives of various shapes and sizes... for example this Kershaw with a bit of recurve, and a pretty significant "belly to tip" area...


... and my "4 collar setup" has worked well.  Having the knife jig attached to the USB really gives me better control, especially on the "light alternating finish passes" I'm always recommending.  Getting great edges straight off the stone... not even deburring after.  (Seriously.)  :)

I need to get past the 'honeymoon phase' and work with it a while, but for under $15... some of you may want to give this a shot.  The Shaft Collars I got from McMaster-Carr (Part #: 57485K69).  I would get a M6x12mm long set screw to put them together (I used one I cut from another screws, so no part # sorry).  (You might Loctite the part of the screw that goes into the collar that rides on the USB, so it can't turn and contact the USB).

 But yeah... really likin' it!  8)

p.s.  Rick has been pretty instrumental with suggestions, (thanks again!) and am always open to more, if anyone sees room for improvement or an alternative idea!  ;)
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Knife Sharpening / Re: The one change you should make to the Tormek...
« Last post by RickKrung on Yesterday at 06:26:33 pm »
Loctite joint seems pretty strong. 


Pin Pivot Collar on the jig.


And on the Tormek, showing the maximum angle before hitting the outer edge of the collar.  That looks like enough pivot the the knives in my collection, which is well within "most knives". 


Gotta run, so no time now to test it out, but I'm pretty excited. 

Rick
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