Diamonds Are A Turner S Best Friend My Favorite Slipstone
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The circumference of a 12' bowl (2πr) is about 38'.Multiply that to a lathe's speed and you'll realize that wood turners are making almost a mile of shavings a minute.I think it's fair to say that turners sharpen more than any other woodworkers.
Like other areas of the craft, religious sects have developed around sharpening in the turning world.Yet few fanatics outside of skew maniacs ever discuss honing.Five years ago I borrowed a diamond slipstone (Diamond Hone by Alan Lacer - stores.
alanswoodturningstore.com/ - $88) and fell in love.I haven't used a sharpening tool that works so easily and quickly in the turning world.And it's sharpening agnostic.It wasn't until this stone that I realized how sharp turning tools could get and how spoiled sharp tools make you.
I bought my own as soon as I could because after using this stone I was disappointed with grinding alone.This #600-grit slipstone has two different radii on the edges and two palm-sized flats, these features match your wrist's range of motion.
Since these are used in your hand, diamonds work better than CBN (cubic boron nitride) because heat generation is not an issue.It's rough at first but breaks in beautifully.This design...