How to Sharpen Wood Turning Tools

For sharpening your Carter and Son tools we suggest a slow running grinder and CBN wheel. We've found a 320 grit wheel is great for restoring a razor edge. Great CBN wheels can be found at Peachtree Woodworking Supply. Using the Wolverine Vari-Grind jig, allow your tool to protrude 2" and use the following angles:

Tool
Angle

3/4", 5/8", 1/2" & 3/8" bowl gouge

50º

5/8" u-shaped bowl gouge

60º

Tool
Angle

1/2" & 3/8" spindle gouge

40º

Detail spindle gouge

35º

1-1/4" & 7/8" roughing gouge

35º

Michael Werner Double Ended

40º

Tool
Angle

1", 3/4" & 1/2" skew

Please refer to this video .

1" square nose scraper & 1" bowl scraper

12º

Negative rake scraper

25º on the top, 40º on the bottom

Tool
Angle

3/8" bedan

45º

Tool
Angle

Bottom Feeder

50º

Wood Beater

40º

Shear Shaper

40º

Cleaner

40º

Finalizer

40º

Double Barreled Resolver

40º

When you are ready to grind a relief edge on your tool, simply allow the tool to protrude 2-1/2".


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