Wood Carving Veining Tool

The Veining Tool's cutting edge is best sharpened in the horizontal position (with the wheel rotating away from the user). This reduces the steel removal rate, and allows for easier sharpening of the edge to the right profile, as it is not too fast.

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.

The Projection Calculator on this site can be used to calculate settings for setup of the Tormek. This is especially helpful if the projections shown in the table below cannot be achieved (e.g., the tool is too short).

General Guidelines
Use β Tormek
P Hole
Softer Woods 20º 65 mm B For softer woods like bass or tupelo, this works well.
Harder Woods 25º 55 mm B For harder woods like oak, this works well.

Notes & Comments
Information regarding Grindstones

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