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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:38 pm 
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I'm going to need a stand for my grinder to get it situated for more sophisticated sharpening than lawnmower blades and axes :shock: Considering the wheel height relative to your elbow, say, what height do you find works well.


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Thanks, Dennis. I'm converting my grinder to "turning tools only", with the appropriate wheels. Hubby will use another grinder (we only have 4, sheesh) to sharpen the axes and such. :D


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FG,

I have mine at about elbow height.

I find it is a good combination for watching the top of gouge flutes as they sharpen and for seeing the bevel angle for a skew or scraper.

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I use a Oneway Wolverine sharpening jig. So that raises the grinder an inch or so.

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If the centerline of your lathe is comfortable with the tools you use, seems logical to put the centerline of your grinder the same place. Might have to stoop to set a jig, but freehand would be like turning.


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Thanks to both of you, makes sense to have it at the same height as turning center, I just hadn't thought of it. I'm going to try mostly freehand, so I might make it a bit higher.

Nailer, thanks for posting the pics too.


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