|Forum topic by Nubsnstubs||posted 10-31-2014 02:40 AM||746 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
10-31-2014 02:40 AM
It’s simple. I turned a piece of wood to fit the credit card type card sharpeners, made a recessed tenon, and glued the card to the face of the wood. I mount it into my chuck, get a small piece of two sided tape stuck to whatever finger I’m going to use for the carbide, stick it to the carbide, and at a slow speed, about 100 rpm if you can, bring up the carbide to the spinning card for about 10 seconds. Take a look at the carbide, and it you see a dirty spot, touch it again to the card, and when it’s all shiny and clean, your cutter is sharp. I’m using the red Dia- Sharp cards that Woodcraft sells. It’s 800 grit, but I’m going to make 2 more for the other grits they have. You only have a 2” square to work in even though the card is 2×3 1/4”.
This is the face. I put on way too much glue. The card is recessed almost 1/16” or .050”.
This is the back. I turned a tenon recess so I could set it flat on a work surface if needed.
-- Jerry (in Tucson)