I do wonder about the potential of a composite shop made disk coming apart suddenly from a neiophite boo-boo attempting to use it.
I do like the concept of it being behind a chuck so you have a means right there at hand at any given moments notice.
But the instructions that came with my new and only Quality chisel specifically states not to hone it after sharpening with a wheel.
My personal feelings are that it comes off pretty danged sharp as it is. So some experimentation is in order for me.
But all input and links are appriciated for the quest into turning.
Especially ones we can shop build! :) Keep 'em comming!
One of the nice things that comes with the Tormek is a honing/stopping wheel, It is leather and is used with a bit of honing compound. As a accessory there is a turning wheel that gets attached and has the convex concave areas for carving and lathe tools. A couple of seconds and you have a mirror surface. I have tried it with both ground and honed edges on the lathe and I hone mine.
It is right behind my lathe and takes about 2 seconds to just touch the tool to the honing wheels to refresh the edge and keep going.
I get no commission on this but maybe I should see about it...
"Tools get rusty. It's one of the things they do best. But they don't have to stay rusty.- First, store tools in a dry drawer or toolbox. Use silica gel packets to keep this place even more dry .But...