I had an opportunity this last weekend to go visit FW member Michael James to go offer a few tips and tricks about sharpening his turning tools. Michael has a nice variable speed grinder and a Wolverine jig, but what really caught my attention was his new CBN grinding wheel from D-Way Tools:
If I had to sum up the CBN wheel in one word, it'd be AMAZING! He has the 180 grit wheel, and that bad boy was one steel-eating son of a gun, but it did it with such fineness and control, it was a total pleasure to use. I used a super soft touch when applying the tool to the wheel, and got awesome results in seconds. When I get my shop back up in operation, I'll be seriously looking at dropping the coin on one of these wheels for myself.
Oh, and sorry, no pics of the meet-up. MJ is in the Witness Protection Program as the result of the freak combination of Watergate, Jimmy Hoffa, and Monica Lewinski, so he's a bit camera-shy.