|Tips: Sharpening the Jig Setting Fixture|
Sharpening the Jig Setting Fixture
If you have more than one gouge that you grind at different angles, you know it's a pain to reset the sharpening jig every time. Here is a simple method that lets you set up the arm extension as well as the bowl-gouge sharpening jig. The grinding jig template, bottom left, is for setting the distance from the grinding wheel to the extension arm. The template has two points that touch the wheel. This compensates for wheel wear.
The second template is for setting the Wolverine-style bowl gouge jig. (The example bottom right is made from acrylic plastic.) This sets both the angle of the jig and the bowl gouge extension distance. You can easily make one of these for each gouge that you regrind at different angles.
~Robert Vaughan Roanoke, Virginia