Stu - Convex Grind?
Just thinking out loud here, but I just got one of those little HF 1x30 belt grinder for doing knife sharpening. In another post you suggested I could use it for Lathe tools.
That got me to thinking. (I know, a dangerous thing), but one of the things they talk about with knives and belt sanders is the ability to do a convex grind on it for knives.
On my first try with an old camping axe I have, without hardly trying, I noticed that it had a convex grind. The belt gives just enough that it gives a nice convex shape. The added bonus is that with the give, I find it much easier to get a uniform edge along the edge of the tool.
So, I'm just thinking this could be a great way of getting razor sharp skews with a convex grind, or do you think I'm missing something?
Would there be any advantage to having a convex grind on say a roughing or bowl gouge?
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