Gouge Sharpening Templates

Meta Description: Link to Carl's PDF handout for his "Sharpening Templates". For Ellsworth, Stirt, Jordan, and Hosaluk gouge grinds. Use with Wolverine and Ellsworth jigs.
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I like to create sharpening templates for my woodturing gouges. The templates allow me to quickly and easily set up my grinder. I get a consistent grind every time.

Click here for PDF file of Tool Sharpening Templates.


How To Use

Here is how you use the templates.
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Start by setting up the distance from grinding wheel to “V” arm.


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Next set up the angle on the Wolverine Varigrind jig. Using the notches on the Varigrind Grinding jig can be confusing. They are not numbered. Which side of the notch? I avoid this confusion by just matching up the jig with the picture on my template.


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The last thing you need to known is how far the Tip of the gouge needs to extend beyond the end of Varigrind jig.


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