Shop Report Sharpening Guide
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Sharp lathe chisels are essential for turning. Putting a precise
edge on a cutting tool is the key to a truly professional
look and safe operation. The Sharpening Guide is an accessory
for the Shopsmith MARK V. The MARK V is set up in the horizontal
position and the Sharpening Guide is mounted either on the
extension table or on the worktable, depending on the tool
to be sharpened. The extension table (with modification) is
used for sharpening lathe chisels, the worktable is used for
sharpening bench chisels and also shaper cutters.
Guide supports your chisels and shaper cutters while you sharpen
them using the sanding disc and 150-grit aluminum-oxide sandpaper.
The Sharpening Guide has four sharpening stations and a mounting
hole for shaper cutters. The Sharpening Guide has specially
designed, pre-set angles for Skew Chisels, Gouge Chisels,
Parting Tools, Bench Chisels and Shaper Cutters. These pre-set
angles allow you to move the chisel to the sanding disc (instead
of the sanding disc to the chisel) during sharpening for even
greater control and accuracy. The Sharpening Guide also pivots
form 0° to 20° both left and right to sharpen scraping
and shearing tools for angles 10° to 80°.
show the various set-up positions for sharpening your tools.
Another feature of the Shopsmith Sharpening Guide is that
it can also be mounted on the Shopsmith Belt Sander for sharpening
lathe and bench chisels. This requires the use of a Fine,
150-grit, Aluminum-Oxide Sanding Belt and a speed setting
from "Slow" to "D".
Sharpening Guide, comes complete with: Sharpening Guide, 12"
Sanding Disc, 12" 150-grit Aluminum-Oxide Sandpaper Disc,
Template for Extension Table Modification, and Comprehensive
Owner's Manual to give you step-by-step instructions on how
to make your chisels and shaper cutters their sharpest and
a bench chisel.
a shaper cutter.