Finally! Some shed time

I managed to get out to my shed today, for probably the first time this year, to do something not related to renovating the house. I managed to build a charging station for my battery tools out of an old table. Photos pending.

When I bought the 2nd hand Tormek, the wheel was badly grooved & I had no idea what to do with it. After watching some Youtube videos I managed to work out, from the box of accessories, that there was a wheel dresser included.
Today I dressed the wheel, and having watched numerous videos, I sharpened about ¾ of my turning tools, and my kitchen knives. It really is amazing how little steel is removed by the wet grinding, and hopefully the temper of the steel will be unaffected. Using a conventional grinder causes an immense amount of heat to build up, which affects the temper of the steel meaning the cutting edge becomes fragile. Wet grinding, as well as being a better edge and removing less steel, should last longer meaning fewer trips to the grinder.

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1 Response to Finally! Some shed time

  1. OwDo says:

    Good to see you back posting Tom. I’ve been a bit dormant too during the recent COVID crisis. Moved into the garage, built a new lathe stand, reorganised my wood stock and set up a new workspace. Hoping to be up and running in the next week or so and back to turning and posting. Cheers, OwenD

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