Turning Archive

Subject:
Vari-grind basket height vs distance past jig?

Karl_TN
Many grinding instructions suggest we extend gouges out 2 inches past the vari-grind jig, but I haven't seen any explanation as how other distances will affect the grind profile. For example, Ron Boulton suggested extended gouge by 3 inches for an Elsworth grind. What is this doing exactly?

In other words, could changing this distance increase or decrease the bevel height? If so then maybe Don Geiger's new gouge sharpening jig (Evolution???) isn't needed for this function.

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