Wood Carving V-Tool Chisel

Guidelines shown below are for the cutting edge angles. Since this blade is honed, no secondary / micro bevel is given (as with Bench Chisels).

The angle (β) is the grind angle for both cutting edges (ground first), and the keel (ground last).

Smaller tools Tormek SVS-38 Short Tool Jig or SVS-32 may be appropriate. It is used in a similar manner.
Shorter tools You may need to use a standard, off-the-shelf collar to guide the sharpening process. Most hardware stores carry these, or you can order one such as part number 9414T9 (7/16 inch) or 57485K68 (10 mm) from McMaster-Carr. Note : You will probably need to replace the set screw with a longer one.

Use the Projection Calculator to set the projection and USB distance from the grindstone.

General Guidelines
Material β Notes
Hand Work Mallet Work
Softer woods 15º
18º
For softer woods like bass or tupelo, this works well.
Harder woods 20º
25º
For harder woods like oak, this works well.


Notes & Comments
Information regarding Grindstones




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