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    Default Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Someone'll correct me if I'm wrong but ..... If you use good quality turning chisels, e'g., P & N, they're a lot harder than ordinary chisels and I'm not sure that the Tormek stone would be hard enough for them. You need a good aluminium oxide wheel on your grinder to shape turning chisels and you need al oxide stone and al oxide slipstones to sharpen them. I suspect you would damage the Tormek stone if you try to sharpen turning chisels with it. But please bear in mind that, while I've done a lot of turning and therefore sharpening and grinding of turning chisels, I've never used the Tormek so it's possible that it's more suitable than I think. I'm surprised you can sharpen drill bits with it.

    Rick
    thanks rick. I'll do more research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadette View Post
    compass planes come in handy for many jobs when one wants to use hand tools.
    Hi Bernie, still want that compass plane?
    I have one of these I am unlikely to use any more. A Stanley No. 113

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    Default Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    hello Jeff, Ill send you a PM. thanks.

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    Default Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Someone'll correct me if I'm wrong but ..... If you use good quality turning chisels, e'g., P & N, they're a lot harder than ordinary chisels and I'm not sure that the Tormek stone would be hard enough for them. You need a good aluminium oxide wheel on your grinder to shape turning chisels and you need al oxide stone and al oxide slipstones to sharpen them. I suspect you would damage the Tormek stone if you try to sharpen turning chisels with it. But please bear in mind that, while I've done a lot of turning and therefore sharpening and grinding of turning chisels, I've never used the Tormek so it's possible that it's more suitable than I think. I'm surprised you can sharpen drill bits with it.

    Rick
    Rick, you can sharpen HSS turning tools on a Tormek with no problem, in fact there are many attachments available to aid the process. It is slow, however, much slower than using a regular grinder. The HSS tools can withstand more heat then tool steel, turning blue without a problem, so a properly set up grinder is often a better choice. By properly set up I mean an 1800 RPM grinder with suitable wheels, not Al-Ox, and a good tool rest.

    Bernadette, one of the more useful accessories for the Tormek is the diamond point stone truing device. It's a simple arrangement that can refresh the stones surface and bring it into a true round. Well worth the expense.

    Jim

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    Regarding wheels - there's another option now, which sounds interesting, but no one I know has tried them yet. CBN is apparently one of the higher-order 'superabrasives' that heretofore have been mostly used in demanding high-volume applications. Now available in a sorta/kinda affordable small-shop version - http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/pag...=1,43072,43080

    Jim - when you say, 'not aluminum oxide'... what is your preference? I have Al-ox wheels on my grinder, and have had no issue with them. I do have one woodworking buddy who likes his 'ceramic aluminum oxide' wheels. What do you use?

    I have to agree about the SawStop saws. I've had a chance to use several now, and have been impressed. Even setting the pluses & minuses of the unique safety features aside (I think the drawbacks are minor compared to the potential pluses) - they are well designed and well constructed.
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    Default Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post

    Jim - when you say, 'not aluminum oxide'... what is your preference? I have Al-ox wheels on my grinder, and have had no issue with them. I do have one woodworking buddy who likes his 'ceramic aluminum oxide' wheels. What do you use
    The blue ones, David. Here's a link. They're softer than Al-Ox wheels and run cooler. You want to grind with the coarsest grit that works for your use, as they cut faster yet run cooler than the finer grits.

    https://oneway.ca/products-category/...nding%20Wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    The blue ones, David. Here's a link. They're softer than Al-Ox wheels and run cooler. You want to grind with the coarsest grit that works for your use, as they cut faster yet run cooler than the finer grits.

    https://oneway.ca/products-category/...nding%20Wheels
    Interesting. The one fellow I mentioned that has switched to 'ceramic al-ox' is a serious turner, and used the Oneway wheels before that. He said he didn't notice much of a difference from the al-ox wheels he had previously been using... so went to the ceramic version. He said he has noticed a difference there. Of course, there are a variety of al-ox configurations... so who knows what he was comparing to. May not have been the exact al-ox wheels you had used. You know anything about those CBN contraptions?
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    Default Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    I looked into the CBN wheels and learned that they cannot be used for carbon steel.

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatrick View Post
    I looked into the CBN wheels and learned that they cannot be used for carbon steel.

    Jeff
    Good to know, and too bad. I still own a few non-HSS turning tools. Passed on by an old friend who has also passed on. Not likely to give 'em up soon.
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    Good quality al ox wheels are a grey-blue colour and the best available here for turning tools. They're definitely the go for quality turning chisels. There are white al oxide wheels that are not suitable.

    Rick

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