Are there any lessons for sharpening tools? I have a small set of chip carving tools ( flex cut) and one of the tools I am unable to sharpen. I am using DMT abrasive plates up to 8000 and no matter what I do, I am unable to get an edge.
I do have a lesson on sharpening, but only curved gouges and v-chisels. Since I don't use carving knives, I don't really teach that. I am sure you can find youtube videos on sharpening knives. Check out https://mychipcarving.com/ and I'm sure he has lessons on sharpening.
I would say anything can be carved but it can get extremely challenging getting micro tools (or challenging to actually see the letters). I probably wouldn't carve anything smaller than 1/2 inch to be able to get good, clean edges.
A tormek certainly could create a hollow grind. But before you spend money on that, try sharpening it on a diamond stone and make sure each time you position it on the stone, make sure it hits the same angle each time. Make sure you lock your wrist and arm so the angle stays consistent. Have you watched my video on sharpening a curved gouge?
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