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Sharpening and Grinding Tools Explained at The ToolPost Website

Quality tools which are well sharpened are the foundation of all good woodturning and woodcarving, but one would be forgiven for getting a little lost in the veritable sea of sharpening and grinding products and terms out there. Thankfully, the leading online retailer of the very best in woodturning and carving tools and accessories, The ToolPost, has a helpful guide on its website at

Do you know the difference between a wetstone system and a high-speed system? Are you unsure whether the Wolverine System is for you, or whether you should plump for a Fingernail Profiling Jig?  If so, which jig? Fear not, for even the most experienced woodturner and woodcarver can become a little confused when faced with the huge array of choice on offer when it comes to tool sharpening and tool grinding. The ToolPost's handy guide in the Sharpening and Grinding section of its website will help enhance your understanding and ensure that you get the best from your sharpening system.

Turners and carvers can learn about the advantages of the wetstone system of tool sharpening from respected Swedish firm Tormek, from the ability to produce an unrivalled edge to the flexibility of application. Find out how the Wolverine System from OneWay is taking high speed grinding to a new level and why so many of the world's top turners choose this impressive jig system. There are details on how the aptly named Fingernail Profiling Jig from Robert Sorby hugely simplifies the task of grinding a fingernail profile, as well as the secret to effective regrinding of a Celtic bowl gouge.

Not only can the ToolPost website help shed light on the sharpening and grinding arena of the turning and carving world, but there is also the opportunity to acquire a set of O'Donnell Tool Sharpening Guide Wallcharts: a smart memory-jogger to post on your workshop wall, providing a clear pictorial guide to the various bevel angles for your turning tools. Sharpen up your knowledge on sharpening and grinding tools at

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