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Old 02-06-2019, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I just got one and have a few questions before I get started. I bought it mainly for sharpening oval skews. The skew jig it came with seems to be designed for a flat skew. My first question is...are you working with ovals and how are you managing. I’m not touching the belt until I understand technique.
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I can simply buy/use flat skews and move on....but now the challenge is on.
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My first skew was an Sorby oval skew. I sharpen it freehand...not hard to do - if I can do it. I was told and may have been misinformed that the PE could only produce a flat grind. Maybe, I was misinformed.
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My first skew was an Sorby oval skew. I sharpen it freehand...not hard to do - if I can do it. I was told and may have been misinformed that the PE could only produce a flat grind. Maybe, I was misinformed.
Flat grind only looks correct. Sometimes we have to buy something to see what we have. I’m learning. Everything is a learning experience. This is new to me.
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Frank, have you viewed the video on using the Sorby PE? It runs thru the various ways to sharpen assorted tools, including the oval skew. I found myself somewhat uncomfortable at first, using the PE, but soon learned to use the tool effectively. Laying back the angle of the belt so that you are comfortable when presenting the tool to be sharpened to the belt is important, along with just a bit of practice. You will grow to really appreciate the PE.
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Frank, have you viewed the video on using the Sorby PE? It runs thru the various ways to sharpen assorted tools, including the oval skew. I found myself somewhat uncomfortable at first, using the PE, but soon learned to use the tool effectively. Laying back the angle of the belt so that you are comfortable when presenting the tool to be sharpened to the belt is important, along with just a bit of practice. You will grow to really appreciate the PE.
Hi Steve. Have watched few videos. I'm getting familiar with the PE. I know about angling the belt. Uncomfortable is the word for now...but will soon be a veteran. I have a good feeling about the machine. Thanks for your reply.
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I have a round scraper that is the only closest thing to what you are referring to. I just set the angle I want on the main table jig and freehand sharpen it on the belt. Have you watched this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ8T...ature=youtu.be


I watched this a couple times. Started sharpening my gouges and skews in no time at all.
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I have a round scraper that is the only closest thing to what you are referring to. I just set the angle I want on the main table jig and freehand sharpen it on the belt. Have you watched this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ8T...ature=youtu.be


I watched this a couple times. Started sharpening my gouges and skews in no time at all.
Thanks. Good stuff. Iíll go freehand after I get my hands wet.
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Getting familiar. I bought a flat 1/2 skew...The edge was anything but beautiful looking so I decided to hit the belt. Not perfect but quite sharp. I'm satisfied for now. Also tried to freehand an oval skew. Looks like a 1st time sharpening by a rookie. I didn't butcher it. Regardless it is sharp and cuts real nice. Will get better each time. I like the belt technique. Also squared a project I'm working on.
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