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Discussion in 'Newbie' started by travis dunn, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. travis dunn

    travis dunn

    Oct 27, 2011
    Was chainsawing some wood blocks today for turning.I wonder how worms get into the center of real solid parts of the wood?Pretty good size worms in some of them green maple blocks.

    Looking forward to getting my new lathe Tuesday....jet 12 20 VS....have done lots of scrollsaw woodworking etc. but just getting started on working with the lathe.I hope my first pen looks like a pen lol

    Can someone tell me where to get info on making jigs for sharpening chisels?

    Have a great weekend travis from missouri
  2. gary rock

    gary rock

    Aug 5, 2011
    westlake, LA.

    If you are looking for jigs to sharpen carving tools Tormek system has jigs to sharpen just about everything and also for turning tools. If for turning tools, Wolverine sharpening system is good and repeatable. Both are sold by Craft Supply. I like the edge that the Tormek puts on my skews and the ease and speed of the Wolverine for sharping my gouges.

  3. MichaelMouse


    May 16, 2005
    Grubs, not worms. They chew their way in and derive what nourishment they may within the sheltered environment. They'll be beetles of some sort some day. http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/insectid/wood-attk.php

    Sharpening jigs are easily researched on line. One of the classiest here. http://www.atbq.qc.ca/jm2/woodturnjigs.htm I just use the bevel the tool already has, and take off a bit of steel. It really isn't necessary to maintain a precise angle on something which is not jigged in use. I think people spend more in good steel trying to reproduce an edge than they need, but it's a neat gadget to have. Just remember that the turner makes the edge, the edge does not make a turner. This guy has the opposite opinion, and a simple jig, similar to many others. http://www.am-wood.com/june98/chiseljig.html
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  4. DOCworks


    Aug 9, 2006
    Apopka, FL
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    Travis, when you say chisel are you talking about woodturning tools or chisels that are used for woodworking? Chisels just need the back lapped and then a good clean primary bevel and then a small micro bevel on a 4000 grit stone. If you talking about gouges, then that's already been discussed. Jigs for most chisels are less than $25. My big slicks I do my hand. My gouges...well I've learned a lot with all the money I've spent, but I'm happy with my current set up. It starts with a wolverine system and goes from there.

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