|Leland Frerichs||18/12/2009 05:27:42|
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Hey everyone, Leland here. I'm new to this forum but I thought it would be ok to stop by sign up and ask a question.
I'm sort of new to turning and have desided to sharpen my own lathe chisels. My grinder and jig is just about set and then I'll be ready to go.
My question is: At what angle(s) should I sharpen my gouges. I have a 7/8" roughing gouge/ 3/4" spindle gouge/ 3/8" & 1/2" bowl gouge.
Any recommendations would be of great help.
Edited By Leland Frerichs on 18/12/2009 05:34:57
|Mark Sutton||18/12/2009 07:35:10|
189 forum posts
Try the above link, but all wood turners are different and have different angles to suit what they are turning, i do hope it helps though
Edited By Mark Sutton on 18/12/2009 07:36:50
|Derek Lane||18/12/2009 13:13:55|
2787 forum posts
For the moment Sharpen them at the angles that you purchased them. Then as you become more efficient you will find different angles to suit yourself and the way you turn
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As no one else has givenyou a welcome , May I welcome you to our Forum I hope you will find us a pleasant crowd
You might like to fill in a Profile This is sometimes a help when offering advice.
Edited By Roger B on 22/12/2009 15:34:46
|George Arnold||22/12/2009 16:50:07|
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Welcome to the site, a good book on sharpening wood turning chisels is one that Peter Child does The Woodturner's Sharpening Manual it retails @ £3-95, thats if my catalogue is not out of date, they can be reached on 01787 237291 or www.peterchild.co.uk everybody has their own preferences but this gives you a good start, good luck with your turning don't be afraid to post your efforts on this site.
|Ralph Harvey||22/12/2009 23:03:23|
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Welcome to the site and to woodturning.
As to the angles ? there are several ways to grind tools and as many if not more angles ? the thing to remember is that all of us find a way that suits us and that is what we like !
Your best bet is to start with follow the angle you bought them with, this is a good general angle then adjust to suit what you find works for you.
The books are great but remember the author is telling you what works for him, and in some cases it will also work for the reader, find what works for you and play around with it !
|Ged Meager||20/01/2010 20:45:35|
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When you become confident at turning the answer to you question from most pro. turners will be use whatever angle you are comfortable with however as a beginner try these they set me in good stead 'roughing gouge 45 degree all scrapers 70degees
spindle gouge 30degrees bowel gouge 45 degrees I would most strongly recommend a book and accompanying vid called a Woodturning a foundation course BY kIETH ROWLEY it will tell you all you need to know to get you started safely. then as you gain in confidence join a club and buy other books and vids Another great vid for spindle work is Ray Jones a course in spindle turning Go to shows and exhibitons there are generally woodturning demos at them I have never met a turner yet who is not prepared to help a fellow turner If you meet one give him/her a good kicking as they will deserve it Have great fun but most of all stay safe Ive cought a couple of bit of wood as they fly through the air with the greatest of easeTHEY HURT. WOODTURNER GED
453 forum posts
"..... bowel gouge 45 degrees ...."
Sorry pal but I would hate to have my bowel gouged at any degree
Otherwize its always good to gain insight from others experiences
|Ron Davis||21/01/2010 19:34:52|
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The bast advice is, when you have decided on an angle which sutis you , then you need to be able to reproduce that angle every time. Unless you are prepared to see your tools end up as a mess under the grinder, buy - or make - a jig for the grinder. Go slowly and keep the tool cool by dipping it in water. Something which a lot of people overlook is that it takes time for the metal to cool, leave it in the water pot for a few seconds.
|George Arnold||21/01/2010 20:13:50|
1834 forum posts
Make sure what ever angle you grind, that it is "SHARP" and ground with one bevel!
|Doug Barratt||22/01/2010 08:36:30|
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Whilst agreeing with Ron`s first comment, the second is not the advice i`ve been given.
Cooling HSS steel with water will alter its temper, making the tip brittle. Much better to develop a light touch when grinding, avoid blueing, (though a little it is not too detrimental) & if the steel gets hot let it cool naturally.
|Eric Harvey 1||24/03/2010 18:04:36|
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just a little note,do remember to take off the sharp angle (ie round it off a bit underneath )at the base of the grind so you don`t leave scratch marks on your work,regards,
|April Andy||22/10/2010 18:50:18|
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I'm not really an expert when it comes to that kind of issue,but I must say that with what others said.
You can also look it in Google,I'm sure Google could provide every information you want.
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Welcome to this site's forum.
Leland doesn't need to search Google, the above information is spot on......
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