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.

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.

Saint Berna

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


Notes & Comments

Information regarding Grindstones

Ernie Conover recommends an α of 25°-30° in The Lathe Book.

Marty Kiminsky noted that an α of 15-30° is generally recommended for this tool. (He did not note a personal preference though.) See also, "Woodturning" magazine, issue # 352.

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