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This unique turning tool setter enables exact replication of the edge on bowl and spindle gouges as well as on flat and oval skews with a straight or a curved edge. The setter works with the Gouge Jig SVD-186 and the Multi-Jig SVS-50. The strength of the setter is that it works irrespective of the stone diameter and always produces the same edge angle. Built-in settings give pre-determined edge geometries as recommended by experienced turners. A real time saver!
23 March 2014
The simplest things always work the bestI have had my Tormek whetstone grinder for about 12 years but until now have never really got to grips with using it to sharpen my turning tools. Its been great for chisels, plane irons and planer blades but with turning tools I have always found it a pain to try and recreate the grind particularly on bowl gouges. Rather than just a quick retouch it became another regrind as the angle was slightly out. In the end I used the bench grinder instead, not particularly accurate but okay. I know others manage well but there was no way I could produce the kind of edge I am used to with my cabinet tools that can take the finest shavings. I saw the TTS-100 jig hanging on a display at Sittingbourne and on a whim bought it, despite the fact that its quite expensive for a simple plastic moulding. Now having used it to sharpen all of my bowl and spindle gouges I have to say its worth every penny. Simple, accurate and easily repeatable. Brilliant, the shavings fly off the lathe and leave an almost polished surface with less sanding to boot. If you have a major regrind its well worth checking the tool projection every few minutes as it is surprising how a few millimetres out can put the desired angle out.