Well its not anything special but Mr. Ambassador asked me to show my sharpening setup. You all know i acquired a granite slab but here is how i use it all.
First up I have an 8 inch Delta variable speed grinder. It does not as yet have a fixed abode.
I changes the waste of time wheel that came with it and put on an 80 grit norton. And purchased the one way wheel balancing system. If you dont have one of these I highly recommend it. After having grown up with a Dad who considered a B&D 6 inch grinder great and would not hear from a young whiper snapper that the bearings and wheel were all shot, let just say grinders are something i am finicky about. At least when i grind on this unit I dont have chips of the stone flying at me or the shakes for a week after. No wonder my Dad had to bolt his down. I still have fun teasing him today about it.
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Here is a link for the one way balancing system if you want to read more about it.
Then as you can see some of in the first picture i have a LV tool rest that i have removeable from the front of the grinder to be able to slide in the wolverine turning tool fixtures.
I am not that in love with this tool rest but it does the job. You set it up with this plastic jig with the angle markings. Its a bit of a pain in my mind but more accurate than nothing.
I then use the honing guide i have the original version and for those that dont know it has a rotateable cam axel that allows a full degree of tilt from one position to the other.
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I am a self confessed idiot in regards to this tool because it took me a while to knucke down and read the instruction and learn about the notch in the side of the brass knob. Have a good laugh on me because when i first got it you can imagine what i was doing as i rotated it round and round duing the sharpening process.
Ok i need to do another post to get the pictures in. so move on to part 2