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Forum topic by DKV posted 02-08-2013 03:39 AM 611 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2013 03:39 AM

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.


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#1 posted 02-08-2013 06:56 AM

Yep. You screw it up the first 3 or 4 times you try, but you get the hang of it pretty quickly.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 12:29 PM

a gazillion times, works like a charm

the wheel can be cleaned up with a diamond point

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 02:15 PM

Used to do it this way all the time when working in a truck shop. Works great once you learn how to do it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 04:20 PM

I will give it a try today. Wish me luck. If this works for me I am going to regret throwing away all those dull bits…

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 04:23 PM

yes,

much like sharpening plane/chisel blades, once you get the hang of freehand sharpening the skill will go a long way down the road.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 04:26 PM

here are a couple of videos (step 1 and 2) with good explanation:

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 04:28 PM

Thanks Purp, I will watch today.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.

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#8 posted 02-08-2013 04:29 PM

Always have, always will.
You can customize if you like too.
In boat building you sometimes have to drill long (measured in feet) holes in soft wood like yellow cedar. For those bits it’s nice to make them more aggressive in both lead and vee angle…. the work will go a lot faster.

Good video, it illustrates the technique well.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 04:46 AM

That’s how I sharpen my bits, works great except I find the smaller the bit the harder it gets.
Mike

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 05:47 AM

there is another way that makes it easier for some. place the lip vertically against the wheel and angle the bit slightly to the right at the shank end. this will help to ensure relief. it will also help break the chip in both wood and metal since the lip has a concave edge. a cheap drill angle check is two nuts held together. this forms a 120 degree angle. close enough to 118 degrees.

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#11 posted 02-09-2013 05:53 AM

Made the gauge in high school. Had to get 2 perfectly even spirals to pass drill sharpening. Even make my own brad points from old ones shaped like those in the videos ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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