Woodturning Reactions; Forstner Bit Sharpening Option

Our thoughts turned to woodturning in last issue’s eZine, which was a special issue devoted to the topic. Some readers liked that. Some didn’t. – Editor

“I have been involved in woodworking for over 55 years, but have only started turning in the last 2 years. I have found it to be a blast. It’s like a new life. The rules have changed! I have new challenges and look forward to each one. Thanks for your issue mainly devoted to turning.” – Jim Nuelle

“Nice issue but for myself, who does not turn, I was disappointed. Of course, turners are woodworkers too! I look forward to your Journal each time and read every word. A quick skim was sufficient this time.” – Nell Rodgers

Another Option for Sharpening Forstner Bits

One of the questions in last issue’s Q&A section dealt with sharpening Forstner bits. After that appeared, we heard from an industry representative who said his company’s new product is just the thing for this task. – Editor

“Trend has introduced a mini taper file that is IDEAL for the sharpening of Forstner bits. We have had a master turner (Morris Schlesinger) demonstrating the tool at turning shows. He demonstrates cutting end grain cherry with a Forstner bit on his lathe. Morris uses the Forstner bit until it smokes. He then removes the Forstner bit from the lathe and does a 30-second sharpening. He then re-chucks the bit and proceeds to cut ribbons on the cherry!” – Jamie LaMuraglia, Trend Routing Technology

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