[KwartzLab] the task of sharpening
jonathan at jlamothe.net
Wed Aug 10 06:26:38 EDT 2011
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On 11-08-10 02:34 AM, Chris Frey wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 05:52:36AM +0000, Ron Harding wrote:
>> I've not had to sharpen them yet, so I haven't picked up the materials
>> needed to sharpen them properly. I'm pretty sure the lab doesn't have
>> suitable equipment either.
> That's ok. I was turning with pine wood, which is a bit soft... it
> might have been a combination of soft wood and not-fully-sharp tool.
> It seemed to work better with harder wood.
>> If you try to sharpen them with a regular high-speed grinder, you'll
>> probably destroy them.
> Good to know. I need some lessons before I dream of sharpening someone
> else's tools myself. :-) From what I've read, sharpening can be an art.
> - Chris
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I've sharpened drill bits before (by hand) and yes, there is an art to it.
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