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Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig



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When turning coves, beads and other fine details, nothing beats a sharp fingernail profiled spindle gouge. For rapid internal hollowing or fast smooth external cuts on a bowl, nothing beats a side grind. However, because of the difficulty in producing these edges (both require rolling the tool edge and “swinging” the handle at the same time) most turners have never really enjoyed the benefits of a well ground gouge. Grinding difficult fingernail profiles on shallow spindle gouges and side grinds (also called Irish or long grinds) on deep fluted bowl gouges is quick and easy when you use the new Vari-Grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig. The Vari-Grind combines the “roll and swing” motion into one easily controlled movement that results in an edge so perfect you'll be amazed at how easily you formed it! We recommend using the Wolverine Grinding Jig or any other “V” arm system with the Wolverine for maximum control and perfect, repeatable fingernail and side grinds.

  • Save Time, Money and Frustration
  • Use with the Wolverine Jig or any other V arm Jig.
  • Create Sharp Fingernail Profiles
  • Combines the Roll and Swing Motion
  • For Maximum control and perfect, repeatable fingernail and side grinds


4.64 out of 5 stars
14 Reviews
  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good product

    Great jig for getting the same grind on your gouges.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Easy to use

    very easy to work with.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nothing complicated with this jig

    Very easy to use.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Very Handy

    Very sweet little jig, gets my Elsworth perfect. Makes a novice like me look like a sharpening pro. Easy to use, a brief read through the directions and you are on your way. very well built.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Must have

    A must have for sharpening bowl gouges.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    must have

    I am a long time user of Tormek sharpening systems but trying to put long fingernail on a new gouge took a long time. Now I can put a new grind on a gouge in a hurry and then use the Tormek for the finishing touches. Should have purchased this jig a long time ago.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Easy to use jig for complex grinds

    I sharpen my Bowl gouges and Spindle gouges with this jig. It allows repeatable precision when resharpening complex angle grinds like an Ellsworth or Irish grind. It is very simple to use. The addition of the Nylon Disc keeps the fastener from biting into your gouges like the old spring style would. The wing nut holds the leg well in place even when you drop it! I found my favorite angles and scribed the lines onto the body along the leg for each. This is so when I change gouges I can quickly reset the leg to the angle I need for that gouge. That's really the only improvement I could see for this jig is to come with angles scribed onto it already. I have used and don't care for the captive style of the same jig. I prefer this one because it allows for more freestyling. If you slip off the wheel when grinding then perhaps you might consider the captive style.

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    wow factor

    Puts the edge back on your bowl gouges like they should be. After trying to sharpen gouges by hand you will see the difference when you use this jig. I nearly forgot what the edge should look like except for the gouges I still have not used and there was no comparing the factory edge to my trial and error sharpening. This put the edge back on there like it was meant to be.

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Very easy to order quality products.

    The jig makes it very easy to put a factory style edge on the chisels.

  10. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Don't know yet

    I received it about 2 weeks ago and have not been able to use it yet. Both of the stones are out of balance and one has a wobble in it. I have been waiting for the new grinding wheels to show up to see if they are any better. If the new grinding wheels are Ok, then it looks like it will work great.

  11. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Fingernail Lathe Chisel sharpening jig.

    The included written instructions for this jig were on target and easy to use. it works so well, i will be ordering a second one to reduce setup time when switching from one chisel to another.

  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    i would by the product again an again

    easy to set up and use

  13. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Easier to use than Sorby's.

    Fast, effective , easy set up.

  14. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    i would buy this product again

    use it for turning tools

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