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Forum topic by loiblb posted 04-18-2016 05:22 AM 863 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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loiblb

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04-18-2016 05:22 AM

I like the feel of these things but. My Packard extra heavy duty scrapers made with M2 high speed steel not easy to sharpen.
I have to ask what is best for this task?


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TheDane

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#1 posted 04-18-2016 02:00 PM

CBN wheels to shape/refine the grind, then an Alan Lacer diamond hone to maintain it.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 04-18-2016 08:05 PM

I have couple Henry Taylor HD scrapers and sharpen them on my bench grinder. Also have a burnisher but only use it when remember where left it last. Would not buy that burnisher at current price.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 04-19-2016 02:38 PM

I sharpen my HSS tools on a Norton water stone (4000 grit). I also use DMT diamond plates for some of my HHS turning tools. Sharpening HSS is not difficult if you use a good quality stone or diamond plate. The cheaper stones and diamond plates have much less grit and will take considerably longer to sharpen any HSS tool.

-- Julian

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#4 posted 04-23-2016 04:03 AM



CBN wheels to shape/refine the grind, then an Alan Lacer diamond hone to maintain it.

- TheDane


Thats the ticket, CBN wheel all the way.

-- John

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#5 posted 04-23-2016 04:43 AM

CBN wheels are fantastic.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 04-23-2016 06:38 PM

CBN wheels are very expensive.

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#7 posted 04-23-2016 07:27 PM

Yes, cbn wheels cost. But they are the best, and you’ll only buy it once.
I don’t know anyone who has worn one out yet. And wish I had bought mine before I spent good money
On alternative wheels.

-- John

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#8 posted 04-24-2016 11:37 PM

I use CBN wheels and agree with others – they are SUPER!
I just ordered two Doug Thompson 10V (this metal is a couple of grades higher than the M2) gouges and I’m super anxious to get them.
I also suggest that you get the Oneway Wolverine Sharpening Jig. It take too much practice to sharpen by hand and get good results, this will help you avoid a LOT of mistakes.
With my setup I can quickly take a tool that has been incorrectly sharpen and turn it into a super cutting tool.

-- JohnT

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HapHazzard

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#9 posted 04-25-2016 11:02 PM

I sharpen my scrapers on a disk sander. It’s super easy to set it up for a 45° grind and puts an edge on really fast. If you already own one, give it a shot before you part with the big bucks.

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