Turning Archive

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

Clifton C
It's hard to know because we don't know what his other parameters are. I have Don G's original vertical solution, his on board gauge gives a little over 2 inch stick out. Set up for a swept back bowl gouge, I have my jig leg set to give a 60 deg nose bevel and the V-arm set so the wings are rolled over a bit, and grind the wings back about 3/4 to 7/8ths inch. If I don't change anything, but increase the stick out by another 1 1/4 inch I can sharpen my detail gouge to a 35 deg bevel. But, as we know, each setup is different. I think basically, extending the gouge from the jig decreases the nose angle.

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