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Rockler Tormek Demonstration

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Turners 2 President Kurt Hertzog gets set up for the Tormek demo at the Rockler store on Saturday, June 11

Ed Jolls, store manager and one of the sponsors of the Penturners Rendezvous Pen Display, poses with the display that Kurt brought

The pen display, to be hand carried to Provo UT the next day, was on display in the store during the demos

Kurt has the Tormek and his grinder set up for the demos of the day

There were folks waiting for the 9:30 am demonstration start

Kurt shows how to full to fill the stone water resevoir ...

and how to use the grading stone to set the wheel coarseness

He starts off the demo by flattening the back on a customers wood chisel

Kurt explains the importance of the flattening and shows the area of need

He explains the concept of a secondary bevel, uneeded here, but commonly used by those using only a bench stone

Doing tools brought in by customers, Kurt completes one customers chisel and moves to a different customers carving veiner tool

He shows how the tool is set and adjusted in the appropriate sharpening jig

It only takes a few moments to correct the customers problems and put a proper edge on the tool

It is then honed on the leather strop while still in the jig

The tool is left in the jig until its tested for its sharpness

Appearance is nice but the real test is the way it performs with Kurt showing the customer how it works

Kurt explains how a couple of rare earth magnets in the bottom of the water reservoir collect the metal debris

Having done pocket knives, turning tools, bench chisels, and carving tools, Kurt finishes with a large kitchen knife

After sharpening, the knife is honed on the leather strop

The end of the days demos and it's time to pack up

       
Photos by Ken Hertzog
     

 


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