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#16
So I purchased a 45mm wide felt wheel, however it's too long for a 45mm adapter on the leather wheel side of my T8.  Does anyone have a longer adapter or a fix for this?

#17
General Tormek Questions / Re: CalCapp vs WM-200
June 22, 2023, 08:50:49 PM
Quote from: cbwx34 on June 22, 2023, 08:43:04 PM
Quote from: darita on June 22, 2023, 08:38:07 PMI remeasured the distance from top of USB to top of stone, even using the rubber band trick and got the same discrepancy between using the AngleMaster vs using Calcapp measurements. Forgive the angle of the picture, as I was trying to show all the settings on the AngleMaster as well as contact to the stone and blade.

The blade is tapered from spine to edge... the AngleMaster doesn't account for that.

Got it.  That makes sense.  From now on, when doing knives, I'll be using CalCapp, since all my knives have some king of primary bevel.  Thanks.
#18
General Tormek Questions / Re: CalCapp vs WM-200
June 22, 2023, 08:38:07 PM
I remeasured the distance from top of USB to top of stone, even using the rubber band trick and got the same discrepancy between using the AngleMaster vs using Calcapp measurements. Forgive the angle of the picture, as I was trying to show all the settings on the AngleMaster as well as contact to the stone and blade.

 
#19
General Tormek Questions / CalCapp vs WM-200
June 22, 2023, 07:40:04 PM
Am I doing something wrong here?  No matter how many times I enter the numbers, there's a marked difference using CalCapp vs using the WM. The WM shows the projection needs to be lengthened.  My wheel diameter is 250mm, Jig Diameter is 12mm, Projection is 139mm and Angle is 15dps.  I got 78.9mm from top of USB to Top of Stone.
#20
Quote from: 3D Anvil on June 22, 2023, 06:39:28 PMI wouldn't imagine that water *inside* the wheel would do any damage, since it's made of aluminum.

I wondered about that, so I put a magnet to the wheel and it stuck.
#21
Quote from: cbwx34 on June 21, 2023, 11:01:26 PM
Quote from: darita on June 21, 2023, 10:56:42 PMWhen I put together my paper wheel setup, I couldn't use the exact distance of USB base to arbor center that is on the T8, because the grinder base was in the way.  Does that preclude my ability to use CalCapp to figure out top of USB to wheel surface calculation?


Thank you. Just what I needed to know. I thought I really blew it.

No... if you measure directly to the wheel to set the USB height, the horizontal (and vertical) distance doesn't factor in.
#22
General Tormek Questions / CalCapp Help Please
June 21, 2023, 10:56:42 PM
When I put together my paper wheel setup, I couldn't use the exact distance of USB base to arbor center that is on the T8, because the grinder base was in the way.  Does that preclude my ability to use CalCapp to figure out top of USB to wheel surface calculation?

#23
I've used both diamond wheels and diamond stones and on other systems as well.  There is definitely and brak-in period before they smooth out and give a more even scratch pattern.  Of course, using lite pressure on the last passes help as well.  My understanding is that the diamonds pile up on each other in some places and those must be knocked down.
#24
Quote from: RickKrung on June 18, 2023, 04:27:33 PMIf that is your concern about it, put your effort into improving your ACC measurement methods rather than trying to remove the plastic cover... My reasoning... not using the correct concentration of ACC may put the working/important part of the diamond wheel at risk which is far more serious than the annoyance of a bit of water draining from the wheel. 

Rick
Thanks for the advice Rick. I'll try that.
#25
I asked the question on FB as well and got a reply from Wolfgang Hess.  He said that the plastic cover is there to help deaden sound.  He also said water that gets into the wheel will drain out and ACC150 leaves a protective coating on the inside that will keep it from rusting.  The translation was a bit off, but that's what I gleaned from the reply.  You can read it for yourself on Tormek Users.
I'm still a bit concerned as I don't have 100% confidence in the ACC150 or maybe it's my rather haphazard measurement of the fluid.  At any rate, I'm very tempted to remove the cover so I can wipe the inner wheel after every use.   
#26
General Tormek Questions / Water In My DF250?
June 16, 2023, 11:16:13 PM
So how do I clear the water out of my DF250? 
#27
Thank you for your replies.  I'll take your advice and leave it as is.  I happen to have an older SG 2000 with a glazed over wheel, so I'll take your advice.  Thanks again.
#28
OK...well I just saw a video ad for Tormek showing different operations and one shot showed the sanding of the rubber drive wheel under the leather strop.  The ad is for Oatwina Shop on FB.  What's that for?
#29
Quote from: 3D Anvil on June 13, 2023, 06:47:51 AMI've had the same issue and I've tried various pressures.  I can get rid of the chatter by increasing pressure, but I find that makes the blade hotter than I'm comfortable with.  I rarely use the paper wheels these days.

I hear you on that.  I'm careful to take one pass at a time and allow a few seconds between for cooling.
#30
Quote from: Sir Amwell on June 13, 2023, 12:37:33 AMYay! Glad that helped Darita.
I suppose that the paper wheels are quite a departure from the slow, even grinding work on the Tormek and it takes a little while to gain confidence, especially as there is an element of jeopardy in the higher speed revolutions.
Personally,I have all but given up on chasing sub 50 Bess scores. Too much time and fiddle faddle involved which can't be justified to most clients. Would only bother with a high end knife and by agreement with a customer.
Let us know how consistent you can get results with the paper wheels. I have had mixed results and don't bother with them much anymore.

I understand your position.  I'm a hobbyist and I have the time and inclination.  That said, consistency is what I'm after, so if paper wheels don't deliver, then I'll move on.  So far, paper wheels have given me quite good results though, so I'll carry on.