In this two-DVD set, expert turner Mike Darlow covers how to sharpen turning tools, from basic equipment to advanced techniques.
The first disc introduces alloys used in tool making, different sharpening jig designs, as well as equipment and abrasives needed for proper sharpening. This is followed with an exploration of edge geometry and its effect on cutting action. He shows you how to modify the geometry to suit different situations or your technique. The second DVD is divided into chapters based on sharpening method (freehand grinding, tool rest, handle-end jigs, etc.), and outlines options depending on your experience and equipment.
Using close-in camera work for clarity, sharpening of each tool is broken down into a series of easily repeated steps. This is especially helpful for complex bowl-gouge profiles. Also includes a 16-page booklet with plans of jigs for quickly setting your grinder's tool rest, and a template for checking bevel angles.
Just under 3 hours in length, this comprehensive resource is invaluable for beginning and advanced turners alike.