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Old 06-13-2018, 06:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Cannot really add much to information already provided. Having wasted a lot of steel learning how to sharpen my turning tools best advice can give is don't worry too much about bevel angles early on. Took awhile to find best bevel angle that worked best for me on bowl gouges have four each with different bevel angles. Spindle gouges pretty much the same as factory grind within a degree or two.

Would recommend buying an inexpensive or expensive angle finder before attempting to change bevel angles.

My angle checker merely two school protractors fasten together with a small bolt & nut in the middle. When closed it's a full circle. For gouges open laying one side along center of gouge inside the flutes and other end along the bevel. Do the same for my scrapers and chisels (parting tools & skews).
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