Sharpening Turning Tools by Gary Gardner

Here’s a great series on how to sharpen your turning tools. This was a presentation at the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association (Class Date 06-12-10). Woodturning professional Gary Gardner talks about sharpening wood turning tools, grinders and the geometry necessary for getting the proper angle grind; and the physics involved in establishing the right cutting surface on your gouges to turn bowls. This is part 6 part series will give you a great understanding of how to get your tools nice and sharp. You can find more information about Gwinnett Woodworkers Association here.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Sharpening and Using A Skew Chisel

Sharpening and Using a skew chisel. In woodturning the skew chisel is a very versetile tool but requires the correct sharpening and use.

Sharpening Woodturning Tools using Tormek

How to sharpen a bowl gouge, spindle gouge and a skew chisel. The Tormek TNT Sharpening system delivers a superior edge on your woodturning gouges and woodturning skews faster and easier than any method available today. The gouge jig and skew jig are easy to set by using the TTS-100 turning tool setter. The finer edge obtained with the Tormek method and the water cooling, which eliminates overheating, make the edge stay sharp longer. You sharpen less and turn more. View more at

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Woodturning Basics

Here’s a monster list of videos. Here is a good overview about woodturning basics by Rex Burningham. He made these videos for ExpertVillage (now eHow). Normally, I don’t like posting ExpertVillage videos because they’re very fragmented and usually out of order. But I thought this was a good series. I tried my best to put them in order. There 26 videos total, but they’re only 2 minutes each.

Wood Turning

Wood Turning: Mini Lathe

Wood Turning: Buying a Lathe

Wood Turning: Lathe Parts

Wood Turning: Manual Lathe

Wood Turning: Tool Steel

Wood Turning: Bowl Gouge

Wood Turning: Scrapers

Wood Turning: Gouges

Wood Turning: Parting Tool

Wood Turning: Skew

Wood Turning: Sharpening Tools

Wood Turning: Diamond Dresser

Wood Turning: Grinding

Wood Turning: Freehand Grinding

Wood Turning: Jigs

Wood Turning: Grinding Method

Wood Turning: Types of Wood

Wood Turning: Green Wood

Wood Turning: Dry Wood

Wood Turning: Exotic Wood

Wood Turning: Safety

Wood Turning: Formula

Wood Turning: Determining Speed

Wood Turning Projects

Wood Turning Craft

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Easy Skew Sharpening

Cap’n Eddie shares his skew sharpening techniques in this video.  He keeps it nice and simple that will give you the results you’re looking for.  So give this a try before your next wood turning project and see how it works for you!

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