- 23 Mar 2006
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- Greater Manchester
Theres nothing wrong with a concave bevel. Having a concave bevel on some tools (skew, scrapers, etc) will allow you to easily hone the edge with a diamond card to save going back to the grinder as often.Thanks for suggestions. I wasn’t aware that changing the projection of the gouge from the holder made much difference but will happily give it a go. Is there a sharpening setup that uses a flat belt sander to avoid the concave bevel?
Sorby Pro Edge is a belt sharpener so will give a flat bevel. Its an expensive (but worth it imo) bit of kit. Or you could make an abrasive disc to fit on your lathe.
Again, nothing wrong with a concave bevel though. There are people who like/dislike both flat and concave.
Before I got a Pro Edge, I used a 6" grinder and I can't tell any difference (not talented enough) between flat and concave.