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Offline mdelgado

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Marker method
« on: April 27, 2015, 01:42:14 am »
Using the marker method, I was trying to replicate an existing angle.  When i ran the wheel by hand, the wheel contacted the middle, not "tip to heel" as required in the manual.  If I adjust the height, I can get it to contact the tip to the middle, or the middle to the heel, but not the entire bevel.  Should I just work on the tip and not work on the rest of the bevel?  Thx.

Offline SharpenADullWitt

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Re: Marker method
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 04:30:23 pm »
Sounds like you may have a high spot on the chisel already.  Put a flat edge across it to see; if you do you won't get tip to heel. (new tools can have high spots, so can poorly maintained old ones)
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Re: Marker method
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 03:51:08 am »
I would aim for the middle, watching carefully. Grinding should expand in both directions.

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Re: Marker method
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 11:32:12 am »
The Anglemaster is an essential tool for setting bevel angles. The Turning Tool Setter is the cat's meow for setting and maintaining bevel angles with turning gouges. I am also partial to the Kenjig for quick and repeatable knife and other tool set up. Mastering Dutchman's trig tables is time well spent, too.

However, i believe the humble marker is our most reliable method of matching an existing bevel angle. Learning this simple method should happen on Tormek day one and every Tormek work station should have two markers, "an heir and a spare".

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Re: Marker method
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 12:05:00 pm »
heir and a spare made me chuckle :-)
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Re: Marker method
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 01:41:37 pm »
I'm glad you had a chuckle. I confess I stole the phrase from you guys. :)

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Re: Marker method
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2015, 02:56:57 pm »
well I've not heard that one before...nice :-)
Best.    Rob.

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Re: Marker method
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2015, 09:01:28 pm »
I'm sure Rob caught the meaning of "heir and a spare" but some of you might not. It refers to the British royal family having two children, an heir and a spare.

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