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Default Tool Gloat, I am truly blessed!

My youngest has been bitten by the turning bug, which means a lot of tool sharpening. I don't feel comfortable with her using the grinder, so it means I have to sharpen them.

I have been looking for ways to adapt my Veritas Power Sharpener (spinning sandpaper kind) to sharpen the lathe tools. It's slow speed makes me feel a lot safer if she were to use it. It does a great job with skews, but not so much with gouges. A lot of posts on other forums recommended getting a Tormek SVD-185 lathe tool accessory for about $100, and adapting it to my machine.

Of course, being the "thrifty" individual that I am, I had to start looking for used ones. Lo and Behold, on Craigslist I was able to acquire a Tormek SuperGrind 2000 with 12 accessory jigs (including the one I was after) for $250. The thing looks just like new, and all the accessories are in the original boxes with the instructions! Unfortunately the turner I bought it from was moving into a smaller place and was having to give up a lot of his tools.

The next step is to see if we can't watch all the YouTube videos and figure out if this is something she can use by herself.

Of course, I then have to decide if I have to part with my other sharpener.....
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A score worthy of a gloat to be sure. And that's a lot of accessories too! Congratulations

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The accessories are probably worth more than the machine.

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A gloat worthy score barely begins to cover it... Most excellent!!

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Great find, Doug...

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Nice acquisition Doug.

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Nice find Doug . Looks like a nice unit too

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What incredible luck! My Tormek setup (with almost all of the jigs) cost me more than $1,600.00 five years ago. As we say, "You're sittin' in tall cotton ".
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Very cool ! Congratulations on your find !



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What incredible luck! My Tormek setup (with almost all of the jigs) cost me more than $1,600.00 five years ago. As we say, "You're sittin' in tall cotton ".

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I figured when I saw the ad that there must have been something wrong with the motor, but figured the jigs were worth the price of admission.

So far, it looks to be in fantastic shape. Thank goodness there are tons of YouTube videos from Tormek to explain how to set up some of these jigs, because the writing in the packages requires some serious magnification! My youngest is going to have to study them hard so she can teach me how to use everything.

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