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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Columbia, SC

    Work Sharp 3000

    Has anyone tried the Work Sharp 3000 for sharpening lathe tools, skews, gouges, etc? I was wondering how it compares to say the Wolvering One Way system, I currently have a slow speed grind but am debating going with the One Way or the Work Sharp,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I've got a Worksharp 3000, but for turning tools I don't think it's all that effective. It might be OK for honing a skew, but I was not impressed with how it handled a gouge, since you must free-hand the bevel. (Others may have better success than I did.)

    In your position, I'd suggest getting the Wolverine jig, or one of the similar jigs from other makers. I have the Penn State knock-off of the Wolverine, and have been happy with the results.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    As with Vaughn I use mine for honing only.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Sacramento, CA
    What Vaughn said... I tried both a standard grind gouge and a fingernail grind ... both were very tough to keep consistent on the wheel. I even had the inside tip from one of the demonstrators to keep your index finger in the gullet as a guide ... it just wasn't effective. I am not patient enough to practice enough to learn it when i've already got a setup for it.
    Jason Beam
    Sacramento, CA

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