Author Topic: Best methods and wheel for sharpening bowl gouges  (Read 1589 times)

Offline Ken S

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Re: Best methods and wheel for sharpening bowl gouges
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2020, 01:13:40 pm »
In my opinion, this video is the best Tormek has ever produced:

It is well worth the cost. I think it should be a staple in every Tormek woodturner's library. That stated, I believe Tormek marketing would like to replace it. It shows Jeff Farris, a former team member (and founder/past moderator of this forum) using a SuperGrind Tormek. No doubt marketing would prefer to show a T8 being used by a current associate or Tormek Friend.

I would like to see it updated, but for other reasons. When it was made, the SG-250 was the only Tormek wheel. A turning instruction video from Tormek is incomplete without an in depth discussion of all six grinding wheels. The era of carbon steel turning tools has passed. The era of M2 turning tools is passing. We need current information. Less pressing, but still important, is that the DVD uses the older jig designs. Please do not misunderstand me. The information in the DVD is very solid. In addition to being a Tormek expert, Jeff is also a very experienced turner and demonstrator. The DVD just needs to be updated to reflect the last twenty years of Tormek innovation.