Before you can sharpen a turning tool, the bevel angle must be ground properly. The grinding requirements of cutting and scraping tools are very different because of the wav they are used on the lathe. The bevel of a cutting tool must rub on the stock at all times to help control the cut. lf the angle is too sharp, the tool will be harder to control and the cutting edge will dull quickly. But if the bevel angle is too steep, you may have to hold the tool almost vertically and apply excessive pressure. Scrapers, on the other hand, shave away wood with a burr. The angles they require depend on the type of scraper you are using.Visit the Woodworking Plans Website pages for more woodworking articles.
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