A few new turning tool items I've picked up lately
So, First things first, I had taken apart my old grinder setup and never redid it. I figured I might as well start using my Grizzly slow speed grinder, so I ordered up a bunch of accessories for it.
I also ordered up some stuff so I could use the tormek jigs on my variable speed delta grinder.
The grizz works great, but sometimes you just need to take metal off at a faster pace.
The gouge jig, combined with the setup tool, makes quick work of resharpening things precisely the same way. I can use the setup tool on the 10" wheel, or 8" wheel, or 8" strop wheel just as effectively.
I also ordered the extra little strops, meant for doing the inside parts of gouges and carving tools.
Only problem is, the tormek has a larger shaft, so you need an adapter to make it work in the grizzly grinder.
The tormek has M12x1.75 threads, and the Grizz has M8x1.25 threads. I tried to find an adapter somewhere online, but no luck.
No problem, just bought an M12x1.75 bolt at the borg, cut part of it off. I put that part in a drill chuck on my lathe, took the drill chuck out of my drill press, put a drill bit in that chuck, put it on the other end of the lathe. I put my lathe at the lowest speed I could and then used it to drill the hole in the middle of the bolt. After that it was a simple matter of just running a tap through it and bingo, a home made adapter. Works great!
And Finally, since I figured I'd get some carbide tipped turning tools. These are actually pretty beefy and the handle really has a good heft and feel to it. I'm thinking of making up some handles for the other tools, just to avoid the hassle of having to swap them out. The whole set was about 205$ on ebay. I figure when the carbide tips get dull, I'll get some replacements from Easy Wood Tools, assuming they will fit. Vaughn assures me that the Easy Wood tool inserts are superior to the other run of the mill inserts generally used.
Last edited by Brent Dowell; 08-12-2013 at 02:37 AM.
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