One thing I have never been able to do is off hand sharpening of lathe tools
so up till now I have always used indexable insert tools and when they get blunt or broken
just replace the insert but they just dont make fine cuts like a HSS tool
I do have one tool that uses HSS bits and thats a Diamond tangiental tool which came with a little jig
to make sharpening simple as it sets all the angles for you automatically
Recently I found Harold Halls web page and have been trying some of his projects with a lot of success
like his tool for sharpeneing the end face of end mills
Today I finished building his advanced grinding rest which was a fun build with turning , milling and dovetail cutting.
I still have to make the accesories for holding round / square tools ready to be sharpened but hopefully I can soon start using HSS tools that I sharpened myself
Here is the grinding rest to Harold Halls design
That movie is "Short Circuit". The sequel was a bit of a disappointment, but m whole family loved the first one.
Thanks for sharing!
Dave, Salt Spring Island, Canada
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)