How do you set your angle for the grinder?
If you are using a bench grinder to sharpen a chisel or plane blade, how do you determine the angle to hold the blade in order to grind the bevel angle that you want (esp. for setting the angles of a jig or holder)?
There are two methods I know:
- colour the bevel of a chisel of a known angle with a marking pen or marking fluid, set the angle to what you think you want and check by holding the bevel lightly against the wheel and turn the wheel by hand - the scratch pattern will show if you have got the angle right.
- use the Tormek angle measurer:
Has anyone got a good method that falls between the two?
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