Photos of my latest piece...

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Just added another canister to my album on facebook (not necessary to be  
a facebook user to view it).  I posted the first three shots in the  
album a couple weeks ago, but added several photos of a maple vessel  
that I finished tonight.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2137438361843.2104900.1422642899&type=1&l=375941ede5
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Enjoy...

...Kevin
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Kevin Miller - http://www.alaska.net/~atftb
Juneau, Alaska
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Nice contrast!  


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On 11/21/2011 09:08 PM, Lobby Dosser wrote:
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Thanks...

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Kevin Miller - http://www.alaska.net/~atftb
Juneau, Alaska
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I did enjoy.  You do good work.

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Gerald Ross

A watched clock never boils.







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Gorgeous work!!!

Tool Sharpening equipment?
     Looking for advise here. There have been threads here about lathe tool  
sharpening,
and I think Ive read them all. For 6 or 7 years.
     I see Grizzly has an 8" wet grinder with a leather strop (?) wheel.

 http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-Grinder-Sharpener/T10097

     I've got, and use, an 8", high speed tool post grinder, and had been
thinking of a finer grit stone, but a good stone costs almost as much as
I paid for the whole grinder. The darn thing is just too fast and  
unforgiving
for my level of experience. especially trying to eyeball grind a good  
"fingernail"
grind (I think some here call it) Once in a while I hit it right, and then  
the
turning is just so much fun it is hard to stop!

     What do you think? I hope to coax SWMBO to stop by Bellingham
Grizzly showroom with me next week.

Old Chief Lynn  


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I tried a slow, wet wheel (Harbor freight's knockoff) and realized
that it was pretty much for honing...

Your present grinder is for "grinding", (shaping the tool), as opposed
to "Sharpening", (renewing the edge on a tool)...

My solution a few years ago was the Woodcraft slow speed grinder:
http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2080939/29437/8in-slow-speed-grinder.aspx

I got it on sale for $99 and free shipping, note that it comes with 2
excellent white oxide wheels....
Since I was in the market for new wheels for my high speed grinder, I
figure that the new grinder was the price of new wheels plus about
$30, since the wheels were $30 to $40 each and this grinder comes with
them...

After 2 or 3 years, I'm still very happy with this grinder...
Hope this helps...  
Do a good turn today!


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I agree with Mac on the woodcraft grinder. You might also want to invest  
in one of the jigs, such as wolverine, tru grind, etc. They make  
sharpening a whole lot easier.

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I have a high speed grinder which I never use for sharpening, a low  
speed white wheel which I seldom use, a horizontal water stone  
sharpener which I seldom use.  My favorite for sharpening turning  
tools is a grizzly 1" x 40 belt sander with a blue zirconia belt.  I  
have the little table set at the angle I sharpen at and can put a new  
edge on a fingernail bowl gouge in seconds.   Of course it is a  
dedicated sharpener.  wouldn't want wood dust down there where the  
sparks go to die

Sometime I knock the wire edge off with a slipstone inside the gouge  
but I can't seem to see any advantage to doing this since it is  
knocked off the second the gouge meets a bowl blank.

Happy turning, Chief!

--  
G.W. Ross

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Eyeballing a fingernail grind if pretty much limited to people who burn  
a lot of tools learning to do that. The rest of us use jigs, and you  
don't have to buy one, you can make one quite easily. Some of the ones  
you make are better than what you can buy, since I don't think anybody  
sells the "pivot at floor level" jig Jerry Glaser came up with. It's  
kinda large for normal sales channels.

http://www.woodcentral.com/articles/glaser3b.shtml

(the third page of a 4-page article, well worth reading the whole thing,  
but that's the page with the jig on it)

Jigs, if you like woodworking rather than transferring your funds to  
someone else to get toys, go to http://www.aroundthewoods.com (Darell's  
site) and read up on lotsa free grinding jigs. And tools to make too. Or  
you can get rid of your money buying the things...

If it's actually a toolpost grinder, it's not for grinding tools with  
anyway - it's for grinding work in a metal lathe and you should be able  
to ebay if for plenty to buy something else. 8" would be kinda big for  
one of those so I suspect it's a terminology issue, and you have a stand  
grinder. High speed is not a problem, just choose a good wheel and don't  
lay into it too hard.

The bees knees for actual grinding (IME) is a cheap 4 inch belt sander  
bolted to something such that the belt is running "uphill" (some of them  
can be easily reversed - others it's easier to just bolt the base to the  
wall) with an AlZ belt. A 2" belt grinder would also do, and there are  
some good homebuilds on those out in the wild from knofe-makers (soem  
with a large contact wheel if you like a concave grind (I'm a fan of the  
flat platen effect myself) - you can get 8-12 inch wheel "effect" with a  
belt that costs only a few bucks. I find the 1" belts  bit fussy for  
some tools (can't get the whole skew on at once) but if you have one,  
sure - if shopping, I'd go wider (and the 4" "sanders" are often cheaper  
- just don't use the same one for wood and metal unless you like putting  
out fires when the sparks meet the wood-dust.) One of those ad a few  
beltw will probably cost less than a new stone for the big grinder. But  
the stone in the big grinder now might be a lot more use if you get a  
jig built, too.

For constant little touch-ups, some sort of strop loaded with chromium  
oxide is good. A bit of carborundum or diamond film glued to some glass  
or a granite tile is also handy.

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