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  I saw this work sharp 3000 by Lee valley. I thought this would be a good grinder to sharpen gouges. Especially with the DMT magna discs. Is anyone currently using one or has used in the past.  I would like to hear some reviews.   Thanks        Henry 

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They now make a cbn wheel for the worksharp. This means you can grind coolly, without water. I use simple jigs to hold the edge angle. I use an old flat wet wheel grinder. The same jigs I use will work on the worksharp.

There are 4 videos in all. A binder clip holds the blade to the jig.

https://youtu.be/q3aAUH1BsWI

https://youtu.be/xAmZ-M_KBck

https://youtu.be/1Ve5ZjHNit0

 

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3 hours ago, H.R.Fisher said:

  I saw this work sharp 3000 by Lee valley. I thought this would be a good grinder to sharpen gouges. Especially with the DMT magna discs. Is anyone currently using one or has used in the past.  I would like to hear some reviews.   Thanks        Henry 

BTW, you don’t need a power grinder to sharpen gouges. Cbn plates 220 grit and 1000 grit, and Shapton 2000 and 4000. Plus another simple jig I invented. A video will come in time. But the 4 stones might cost as much as a grinder. And the grinder is faster.

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check out "stumpy nubs" for a video on this machine and a simple way to make it a whole lot better. I have on and it works well , I don't have the diamond discs though.  lots of options for sharpening, I guess its a matter of what you start with or use and you develop a preference,

 I am using the belt sander that they use  ";lee valley"with leather belt. cheaper and maybe a better all around unit.I added a reversing motor and switch which is a great improvement.  good luck 

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8 hours ago, violins88 said:

They now make a cbn wheel for the worksharp. This means you can grind coolly, without water. I use simple jigs to hold the edge angle. I use an old flat wet wheel grinder. The same jigs I use will work on the worksharp.

There are 4 videos in all. A binder clip holds the blade to the jig.

https://youtu.be/q3aAUH1BsWI

https://youtu.be/xAmZ-M_KBck

https://youtu.be/1Ve5ZjHNit0

 

Like your system, John.  And it comes with your imprimatur which counts for a lot!  Thanks for the vids.

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I have a Tormek T4 and a Worksharp2000. For the money, the Worksharp2000 is a good deal. I have had mine for 2 years with no complaints.

My Tormek is relatively new to my shop. There is a somewhat steep learning curve. The numerous required jigs are expensive and can,when totaled up,equal or exceed the cost of the basic machine.

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