Tormek: Can I do this ?


Anyone who owns one, knows how fine the grade of the wheel is. I had a couple of tools that were really out of kilter, Skew and a gouge. They really had to have some meat removed to true them up. Well, I haven't a grinder, except for the tormek. I was getting very frustrated with the amount of time I was spending at the wheel, I mean an hour with another to go, if not more. So as I sit back taking a brake and thinking about getting a grinder. I dawns on me to true up the stone and let it dry for a while. After it was dry, I went to the cabinet and got a roll of 120 grit adhesive backed sandpaper and proceeded to wrap the dry wheel and overlap about 4 in.. Other than the slight bump, it was planed true in minutes and ready for the real wheel to fine tune. Anyone see anything wrong with this method. If not , I hope others will benefit from this idea and also save on a grinder for those problematic tools. Also it turns so slow that there is not a chance of taking the temper out of the steel with the proper handling. Good luck to all, Richard O'
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I can't imagine there'd be a problem. The Tormek itself is so slow speed, water or not, it's not going to burn the steel very quickly, if at all.
For the situations you describe, I use my belt sander. Though to be honest, I've never had to consider using that for a curved edge tool like a gouge (turning or carving)
Thanks for the idea
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