The Wolverine Vari-Grind will properly shape and maintain the edge on standard bowl gouges, the Celtic grind (also known as the Ellsworth grind, Liam O'Neil, O'Donnell, or Irish grind), and the traditional fingernail shape for spindle work detailing. Oneway has invested considerable time and effort to develop a system which will consistently produce sharp, repeatable geometries on turning tools for the wood turner.
This version of the popular Vari-Grind jig, styled the Vari-Grind 2, has been developed by Oneway with the aim of simplifying the operation of the jig and increasing safety. In our opinion, it really comes into its own in two circumstances:
1) If the Celtic grind is to be created on a grinder equipped with a narrow wheel (3/4 in (20mm) or perhaps 1 in (25mm)) or
2) If the user has difficulty in keeping the tool on the wheel centreline whilst grinding.
In these circumstances the Vari-Grind 2 can offer a solution. In other circumstances we would opt for the original Vari-Grind (ref. 2480).
Three tool profiles that are very popular and useful are the fingernail shape, the traditional bowl gouge and the Celtic grind configurations. These shapes however are difficult both to grind and to maintain.
This single jig will produce every shape from the first mentioned fingernail grind right up to the Celtic grind and everything in between, to suit your needs.
While attending many wood shows, symposiums, and seminars, designers at Oneway recognized that the Celtic, or long, grind on deep fluted bowl gouges (also called the Ellsworth, Irish, O'Donnell or Liam O'Neil grind) has become very popular. This shape is superb for rapid hollowing, is useful on the outside of bowls, and is suitable for some spindle work. Once you learn how to use it, it will become one of your favourite grinds. It is especially effective in wet timber though we would caution that its use should initially be learned under instruction rather than by experi
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