Wolverine Vari-Grind Attachment
The Wolverine Vari-Grind will properly shape
and maintain the edge on standard bowl gouges, the modern side grind (also known
as the Ellsworth grind, Liam O'Neil, or Irish grind), and the
traditional fingernail shape for spindle work detailing. ONEWAY has spent considerable time
and effort to develop a system which will consistently produce sharp, repeatable
geometries on turning tools for the wood turner.
Three tools that are very popular and useful are the fingernail shape, the traditional
bowl gouge and the side 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 side grind and everything in between to suit your needs.
Click here to view the Vari-Grind
instruction manual in PDF format.
While attending many wood
shows, symposiums, and seminars, designers at ONEWAY recognized that the side or
long grind on deep fluted bowl gouges (also called the Ellsworth, Irish 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 favorite grinds.
How to Sharpen the Tool
To sharpen the tool, the end of the Vari-Grind is placed into the pocket
of the Vee-Arm of the WOLVERINE Grinding Jig. This allows the proper bevel to be set, and
provides a steady and reliable means of grinding tools.
This ONEWAY Attachment not only allows you to get complete control of your grind, but
you can easily duplicate the same grind. The results are cleaner cuts, and tools that are
safer, more predictable and that last longer.
By purchasing this ONEWAY Attachment, you can dramatically reduce the difficulty of
producing these grinds.
This Grinding Attachment was designed for use with ONEWAY's WOLVERINE Grinding Jig. This
attachment can be used without it by creating a suitable rest position for the fixture.