As the points of the Bedan are used when this tool is employed, these must be the focus of the sharpening activity.

When honing, I use a 1,000 grit diamond stone to hone the left & right sides, and the bottom.

General Guidelines
JS P Hole
45° 55 mm B
Use the open seat on the Tormek SVS-50.

Notes & Comments

Tormek Sharpening Classes: Part 5 - Woodturning Tools

Want to learn how you get your woodturning tools razor-sharp? In this week's sharpening class we take a closer look at the tools for the woodturner; Gouges, skews, parting tools, scrapers, cutters and more. Sebastien and Wolfgang will show you the methods for sharpening all these turning tools and how you achieve repeatable edges every time. Stay tuned and hit us with your questions during the stream!

DMT Tools Honing a Bedan Woodturning Tool

A good video showing how to hone the Bedan.

DMT Honing Tools Sharpening a Bedan Part 2

A good video showing how to sharpen the Bedan using diamond plates.

Bedan Practice #2

A good video showing how to use the Bedan.

How to sharpen roughing gouges, skews & parting tools - Tormek SVS-50 Multi Jig - with Nick Agar

In this third episode, Nick Agar shows how to sharpen a roughing gouge with a few simple steps using the open seat of Tormek's Multi Jig SVS-50. Further, he shows how to sharpen a parting tool and a skew using the closed seat of the SVS-50. Nick also demonstrates how to use the Tormek Marker Method when setting the angle and how to sharpen a custom skew shape on the side of Tormek's Diamond Wheel using MB-100 Multi Base.

Bedans are sharpened similarly to the diamond parting tool. The part about parting tools starts around 3:25.

Jeff Farris - Sharpening with the Tormek SVS-50 Multi-Jig
Tormek Multi jig SVS-50
Tormek Turning Tool Setter TTS-100
Tormek AngleMaster WM-200

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