|Wood Carving V-Tool Chisel|
The V 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.
Guidelines shown below are for the cutting edge angles. Since the entirity of this blade's cutting surface is honed, no secondary / micro bevel is given (as with Bench Chisels).
The angle () is the grind angle for both cutting edges (ground first), and the keel (ground last).
|Smaller tools||Tormek SVS-38 or SVS-32 Short Tool Jig 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.
|Hand Work||Mallet Work|
||For softer woods like bass or tupelo, this works well.|
||For harder woods like oak, this works well.|
Notes & Comments
Tormek Live Sharpening Class - Part 4 - Carving Knife & Carving Tools
Wolfgang and Sèbastian from Tormek go through the sharpening of carving knives and various carving tools such as v-tools, carving gouges and short wood chisels.
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