Turning Archive 2006
Gary Evans Tallassee, TN
When I set up my vari-grind to sharpen my Ellsworth gouge, I used the old magic marker/unplugged grinder method. Color the ground part of the gouge, adjust the vari-grind so that it looks about right and then turn the wheel by hand to see where the gouge is actually touching the wheel. Adjust as necessary. I think the directions I used came from Wolverine, but won't swear to it. I know I've seen them on the web.
As I recall, it took some time to set it up so that it was right, but then you can mark the vari-grind with the correct angle and measure the extension so that you can duplicate each time you sharpen.
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