Limited Quantities Now Available!

Universal Setting Jig & Quad Setting Jig


I had to temporarily remove a very popular category of products from the the web site due to very limited inventory and a very busy travel schedule. I have had so many requests for them that I have borrowed a limited quantity from my show inventory and have reposted them for immediate delivery here.




Special Sharpening Setup Jig Sale


  1. Universal Setting Jig for use with all popular sharpening systems (For Both Spindle Gouges & Bowl Gouges) $29.99 Works with both 6" and 8" systems.

    Unsolicited Tool Review from Sam Angelo – View Video Here


  2. Quad Setting Jig for use with all popular sharpening systems (Platform - 8 Inch Wheels Only) $19.99
  3. Precision Sharpening System for Lathe Tools $99


Sharp tools are more fun, sharp tools are safer, sharp tools produce better results. If you are struggling to sharpen your tools or if it just seems to take too long to properly set up your sharpening jig, let a touring professional wood turner show you how he does it. A dull tool requires you to push much harder to make a cut resulting in a poor quality finish which requires extra sanding. You will often slip when exerting extra pressure and can even totally ruin your work. One of the best kept secrets of the Pros is that their tools are always sharp, usually sharper than the average turner can achieve. And they are able to resharpen their tools with amazing speed and accuracy.

Individual Details Below

Universal Setting Jig For

Lathe Tool Sharpening

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, you could pick up any HSS lathe gouge you own and reproduce that grind exactly every time?  Well now you can and it is easy with the Universal Setting Jig for Lathe Tool Sharpening from Ron Brown’s Best. The universal setting jig does it all.  You can reproduce any grind you currently have and love and want to keep. This Jig will also allow you to take a brand-new tool and use the universal setting jig to begin with the nose angle of your choice; 35°, 40°, 45°, and 50° or anything in between.


Watch the Video Here

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Introducing - Quad-Setting-Jig For Wood Lathe Tools

(Calibrated for grinders with 8" wheels only!)


Thank you for your overwhelming support of my new Universal Setting Jig for use in sharpening your spindle and bowl gouges which I introduced earlier in the week. I am thrilled at the response. Details below in case you missed it.


Many of you asked about the other side of the grinder, the platform. You wanted to know if I had something which would enable the same kind of accuracy in sharpening the “4 Other Tools”. So, I came up with a jig to use to correctly set the proper grinding angles for Roughing Gouges, Parting Tools, Skews & Bowl Scrapers. I’ve named it the “Quad Setting Jig”, since one jig sets the correct angels for all 4 of the other HSS woodturning lathe tools. It is also available for immediate shipment.


Using the Quad Setting Jig is simple and easy. Locate the name of the tool you wish to sharpen on the jig. Loosen the platform and move it away from the grinding wheel far enough to adjust. Place the flat part of the jig on the platform table. Adjust the table and the arm until both points are in contact with the wheel. Tighten the table and the arm. Sharpen accurately and repeatably every time.

More info Here.

Precision Sharpening System

Sale $99



Precision Sharpening System for Lathe Tools With Free How-To DVD Three reasons you need a jig to properly sharpen your HSS lathe tools: MUCH FASTER – TOOLS LAST LONGER – MORE CONSISTENT 1) IT IS MUCH FASTER - you can sharpen any bowl gouge in less than one minute. Spindle gouges with a fingernail grind can be sharpened in less than one minute. 2) TOOLS LAST LONGER SO YOU SAVE MONEY - The minimum amount of material is removed each time you sharpen your lathe chisels using a precision sharpening system. You generally only need one or two passes to return your lathe tools back to extreme sharpness when using a jig. Freehand sharpening may require as many as six or eight passes and usually results in a less desirable multifaceted cutting edge. 3) A SHARPENING JIG IS MUCH MORE CONSISTENT - when sharpening freehand, it is very easy to change the cutting angles on the edge of your tools, especially over time. Think of the distortion you get when making a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy, etc.

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The Amazing Flat Compass

Here is a new twist on a centuries-old drawing instrument used daily throughout the world.  Most compasses and dividers are used in the vertical position.  The amazing flat compass is designed to be used in a horizontal position resting on the work piece during use.


The multi-point drawing tip was designed to be used with a wide variety of writing instruments from pencils and ballpoint pens to the largest sharpie.  Bowl Turner’s will find the amazing flat compass particularly useful as they routinely struggle to lay out bowl blanks.  Traditional pencils do not write very well, if at all, on wet rough surfaces.  Sharpies excel in this application.


Traditional flat workers will enjoy the compact structure of the amazing flat compass and its tremendous range as they design varies components from circles and arcs to bisecting lines.  The amazing flat compass is not designed to completely replace the traditional two legged small compass we all have in our drawing instrument drawers.  Most woodworkers will find that the amazing flat compass excels when working with larger circles and arcs up to 24 inches in diameter.


The pivot point is custom manufactured from 100% stainless steel and is built to be rugged and durable.  As all stainless steel is rust and corrosion resistant the amazing flat compass is designed to give many years of service.  Measuring only 8” long by 2-1/2” wide and around  2” tall, the amazing flat compass is capable of drawing circles up to 24 inches in diameter and as small as around 3 inches.  


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In case you didn't already know, I have posted tons of "Free Download" stuff on my web site.

"Free Downloads HERE"

Including Bottle Stopper Designs - 50 Plus classic designs. Free PDF