Turning Archive

Subject:
Re: leg vs basket
Response To:
leg vs basket ()

Lyle Jamieson
Many, maybe most, try to show the opposite and it is frustrating and confusing. Glad to help. Since the leg and basket adjustments influence each other it is hard for some to grasp the geometry. The basket position changes the tip angle AND the side grind angle. The arm adjustment ONLY changes the tip angle.

I think some of the confusion comes from the history. When the jigs were first developed the grinds were different. The backwards setup methods work somewhat for some fingernail grinds or most spindle gouge grinds. Now that most of us use a swept back winged grind, it complicates the setup rules.

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