The Things You Find

out when you read the manual (or in this case, watch the DVD). Yes, yes, I know – reading the manual is a Code Violation, but I was far from the shed, so felt it was justified.

I was watching the DVD that came with the Tormek T7 (from Carroll’s), and had one of those “duh” moments.  The packaging that the accessories came in had a washer in each corner, and I didn’t click what they were for (and I’m betting it is already dawning on you because I’ve specifically mentioned them).

The packaging wasn’t just to look good when you opened the box, but could be then screwed to the wall as a convenient storage.

Tormek Accessory Storage

In the storage, there is the book and DVD, below that honing paste. On the right side, top to bottom is the brand new square/straight edge jig (more on that in a sec), diamond truing tool and angle master.  On the right is the wheel dressing stone.

The straight-edge jig has been significantly reworked/redesigned, so you can no longer overtighten/misalign/twist the chisel causing it to inadvertently become a skew.  I can testify it works very well (and yes, I’ve created my share of skew chisels with the old style (Triton in my case) holder.

The stone grader allows the wheel to be changed from 220 grit to 1000 grit (and back again), and to finish, the honing compound has an average 3 micron grain size (which equates to 8000 grit).  “Real smooth shave”

A suggestion made recently about using the Torque with the copy attachment to duplicate a tool holder would work very well here, especially to create a storage unit that could also hold the other sharpening jigs I have.  Thinking it just a little further, the technique used a day or so in duplicating the kangaroo might work well here.

2 Responses

  1. For more years than I can recall I have loved the feel of seriously sharp implements, especially knives. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I have, use, sell and maintain Japanese kitchen knives. I’ve tried buying a proper Japanese water wheel, wide vertical grinder but settled for a Tormek. The drawback in Australia was the limited grit size of wheels was 1000, however, I discovered a supplier in the US of wheels with 4000, which is a lot better for those super sharp knives. I also bought from the US paper wheels that I use for polishing knife edges, leaving them brilliantly sharp and in seconds.

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