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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Tormek T-4 and TNT-808
« Last post by julcle on May 26, 2020, 07:21:52 PM »
Yes I see the point here Bill but if I need to alter the angle a bit or more likely put a shorter gouge in I will take the belt off Match up the angle to the back plate and then sharpen in the usual way. It's worked for me for a long time.  Julian
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For Sale / Re: Myford ML8 up for grabs
« Last post by julcle on May 26, 2020, 07:17:20 PM »
Hi Pete, yes I see a lot of bits on Ebay and some silly money for complete ones so it may end up there if nobody else want it.  Julian
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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Tormek T-4 and TNT-808
« Last post by Bill21 on May 26, 2020, 06:49:43 PM »
Comment about not changing the angle of the spindle gouge attachment, Why Not ? I spoke with the Sorby Guys down at Yandles a couple of years ago about some gouges that were a bit shorter and wouldn't fit into the jig at the correct angle and they said what's the problem just alter the angle that's what it's for.

The instruction came from Robert Sorby themselves. Early on the way to alter the angle was to change the tool extension - they still sell a jig for this. Realising this was not enough they then introduced the 3 hole boss some years later. The problem for Sorby is that the gouge jig was never intended to be used in this way, it is after all made by Tormek for use on their grinders. Sorby don’t even supply the complete jig. I suspect the original instructions not to alter the jig angle was to make repeatability easier or perhaps it was to sell more bosses and extension jigs? The idiot proof raster mechanism for selecting the required angle for sharpening other tools is an obvious example of their ethos regarding operation of the machine. As you say though there is no real reason not to alter the angle. Having said that it not exactly a precision device and it gives no indication of any angles as far as I can see. Sorby originally just told users to align the arrow with the middle slot if came loose. Axminster tools have taken a different approach with their grinder and require users to buy the entire Tormek gouge jig and dispense with the need for a boss completely.
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General Discussion / Re: Do you need a good laugh ?
« Last post by Wood spinner on May 26, 2020, 06:43:51 PM »
86 views and not one reply , I give up  ???
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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Tormek T-4 and TNT-808
« Last post by bodrighywood on May 26, 2020, 02:13:55 PM »
If the steel is overheating you are either turning carbon steel or putting a huh=ge amount of pressure on it for HSS. If the angles are already there you only need a quick touch up and ovderheating wouldn't be a problem. Have a look at Bowler Hatted Turners vidoes on Youtube. He uses basic wheels and shows how to sharpen most of the tools you're likely to use.

Pete
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For Sale / Re: Myford ML8 up for grabs
« Last post by bodrighywood on May 26, 2020, 02:11:21 PM »
Rarely see a complete one for sale usually they bget broken down and sold as spare parts. Total cost of a lathe would be silly money then.

Pete
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For Sale / Myford ML8 up for grabs
« Last post by julcle on May 26, 2020, 11:29:02 AM »
Not sure if anyone would be interested in an old Myford ML8, I have no idea what they go for these days. Buyer would have to collect in the area of the M4 Severn Bridge. I am clearing out the shed and fed up with tripping over it, It's done good service with me but I upgraded a few years ago and haven't used it since.  Julian
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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Tormek T-4 and TNT-808
« Last post by julcle on May 26, 2020, 11:18:30 AM »
Hi David, I bought the Pro-Edge a couple of years ago and haven't used the Tormek for turning tools since. Have a look at Robert Sorby Pro-Edge Hints & Tips video on Utube and also Martin Saben_Smith's Pro-Edge Sharpening Demo Video both very good. Comment about not changing the angle of the spindle gouge attachment, Why Not ? I spoke with the Sorby Guys down at Yandles a couple of years ago about some gouges that were a bit shorter and wouldn't fit into the jig at the correct angle and they said what's the problem just alter the angle that's what it's for. Also if you want something other than your normal 45/ 50 etc then you have to alter the angle so long as you make a note of where it should be for your standard 45 then so be it. I think you will pleased your purchase it does make life easier.  Julian
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Gallery / Offering bowls
« Last post by bodrighywood on May 26, 2020, 09:46:24 AM »
Something Mark Sanger did in the magazine recently reminded me of these type of things I saw in India in the temples. They fill them with flowers and / or incense in somne form or other. Thee are both aroiund 8" (200mm) diameter and stand8 1/4" (210mm) tall. Woods are walnut and sycamore with ebomised stems. Fish by Mo kis pyro'd and coloured with calligraphy inks. They were  usually made from brass though occasionally wood. Don't think I have posted them earlier. If so apologies.

Pete
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General Discussion / Do you need a good laugh ?
« Last post by Wood spinner on May 25, 2020, 03:25:36 PM »
Then have a look at this , The fun starts at 4min 30 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cguioocjwIc

This is NOT a pop at Rick Turns ,

Rick has a sponsor now for the channel with a sence of humer  ;D

My sides nearly burst
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