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    Sharpening jigs + belt sander

    I see lots of home made jigs for sharpening for use with a bench grinder. Unfortunately I don't own one.

    However, I do have a Delta 4" x 36" belt sander with a 6" disc. Does anyone have plans/pics of jigs for this?

    I also have a HF 1" x 30" belt sander.

    Thanks

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    this is a 1" x 42 " .
    it works great and is easy and the tools are very sharp.
    tim m.
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    give these a look..geoff
    i have a nice plan for a jig but cannot find it just at the moment if i come across it will pass it on..

    http://www.laymar-crafts.co.uk/tip45.htm


    http://www.instructables.com/id/Tool...or-Sharpening/

    THIS IS EASY ENOUGH TO KNOCK UP AND SHOULD DO YOU WELL..
    http://www.bigtreetools.com/products...g-machine.html
    Last edited by Geoff Hanha; 07-09-2008 at 11:41 AM.

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    Leonard Lee's sharpening book speaks well of using the 1" belt sander for sharpening. The book is worth having as well. It speaks to metallurgy as well as sharpening theory. You may not care about sharpening axes but the info is there if you want it.


    Quote Originally Posted by tim mathis View Post
    this is a 1" x 42 " .
    it works great and is easy and the tools are very sharp.
    tim m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim mathis View Post
    this is a 1" x 42 " .
    it works great and is easy and the tools are very sharp.
    Tim, what grit belt do you use?

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    What grit?

    To resharpen a tool that has simply lost its edge through use, I use 100-150 grit. I don't want to remove a lot of tool metal, just touch up the edge.
    Bob

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    Belt Sander Sharpener

    I modified my old Craftsman 6x48 Belt sander, to make the belt move in the opposite direction, then built a horizontal table to use as a toolrest. I modeled it after the one by Big Tree Tools, that Geoff Hanna mentioned in his post. It works well for my regular chisels, skews, spindle gouges, 3-point tool, and diamond point.
    It would be simple to make a Wolverine type jig to use the varigrind tool with, and grind bowl gouges on.
    It's the one to the left of the delta.
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    One of our Club member has made a bunch of jigs to use a belt sander to sharpen every turning tool.
    See page 3 in our newsletter:
    http://ncwt.org/newsletters/2008%20N...08_04.indd.pdf

    I don't believe he has gone as far as marketing them yet. If you want to contact him for more information, you can PM me.

    I have too much invested into my current system, Delta Heavy Duty grinder with Norton SG wheels, Oneway balancing system and Wolverine. It works for me now, therefore I have no intention of switching.
    Gordon

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    hi Ron,
    i usually use a 180 grit sharpening belt. if i am resharpening alot i will use a 220 grit sharpening belt and it does a great job.but most times i just use the buffer in the picture to bring the cutting edge back up in about 3 seconds while turning. i received your e-mail and i will take some pictures of the base tomorrow.
    tim in centerville, ohio
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