By far the most popular option is the Deluxe Universal Sharpening System (ref. 447) which combines the best features of the Fingernail Profiler (ref. 445) and the Universal Sharpening System (ref. 446). The reason is that in one unit there is the option of a wide range of woodworking tools. It is compact, flexible, solidly constructed and easy to use. It takes all the guesswork out of returning tools to a more usable condition. Sharp tools make work so much more of a pleasure and take away a lot of frustrations. Always remember the key to good sharpening is little and often – do not wait until tools are blunt and practically unusable. All three options come with comprehensive fitting instructions. In order to use the extra jigs an Adaptor Table (ref. 447JAT) needs to be fitted to the platform.
The Fingernail Profiler (ref. 445) is designed to aid the turner who has difficulty in sharpening his bowl and spindle gouges free hand. Typically problems which recur from free hand sharpening are the appearance of facets on the bevel leading to a less than perfect finish on the project, inconsistent shapes, and the unnecessary grinding away of valuable tools. Facets are caused by differential pressure being applied to the tool against the grinding wheel. The geometry of the Fingernail Profiler ensures that only regular pressure an be applied thereby ensuring a clean, ‘as new’ finish on the bevel every time. By ensuring that the same length of tool is protruding from the jig – and this length may well differ from one tool to another – the same will always be replicated whether the user refers a long grind, a conventional square grind or anything in between.
One useful tip when using the Fingernail Profiler is that once the turner is comfortable with a particular shape it is advisable to make a mark or a bench stop so that he goes back to exactly the same length every time. That in turn ensures that the desired shape is replicated. And because the same shape is replicated the amount of material removed is minimal thereby producing immediate cost savings.
Simply one of the finest hollowing systems on the market. Works equally well on wet or dry grain end timber.
The Sovereign Ultima hollowing system uses a high performance cutter system with self clearing head design allowing for fast and effortless waste removal. Depth of cut can be finely tuned by altering the cut adjustment cap using the micro-adjust wheel. The multi- variable configuration head and link system allows the tool to be used in a variety of positions to create a multitude of hollow form shapes.
The Sovereign Ultima is currently available in two sizes: the small version is suitable for projects up to 11" in depth and is fitted to the 16" Sovereign handle, the medium sized model has a maximum hollowing depth of 16" and is fitted to the 22" Sovereign handle. Both systems include ⅜" and ½" collet adaptors to allow for a variety of other tools to be fitted. Both sizes are available either with or without handles.
NOVA 35053 Finger Grind Jig uses a true track ball and socket for precise arc movements. Making it easy to check the grind visually and enables the user to ‘feel’ the grind. With one of the best measure and setting methods on the market, the NOVA 35053 Finger Grind Jig is notched with handy scales throughout, to easily and quickly find your favorite grinds. The Finger Grind Clamp with its enormous capacity is available for large chisels up to 1″. Fits 6″ and 8″ bench grinders. Includes extruded aluminium base, finger grind unit, fasteners and instruction manual.