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Tool & Cutter Sharpening (Workshop Practice)

Sharpening workshop tools is probably the most diverse of all workshop activities and the one that is least understood by the majority of workshop owners. This is not unreasonable in view of the wide range of equipment suggested for the task, ranging from the complex (typically an industrial tool and cutter grinder) through to the humble off hand grinder. This book illustrates how most sharpening tasks can be carried out using an off hand grinder and a few simply made accessories to a standard comparable to that achieved using much more sophisticated equipment. Follow the instructions in this book and working with blunt tools will be a thing of the past! "The Workshop Practice Series" is the world's leading range of books for model engineers and mechanical crafts: some of the books have been in print for 50 years; most of them still reprint every 18 months. It is fully illustrated step-by-step with photographs and technical drawings.

Paperback: 133 pages

Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc. (January 30, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1854862413

ISBN-13: 978-1854862419

Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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This book is aimed at the home workshop metal worker, who does not have access to sophisticated sharpening machinery, and likes to make his/her own jigs and devices.The writing is clear and understandable, as one would expect from an author who regularly contributes to metal working magazines.The print, photographs and drawings are smallish, but this 132 page book has a surprisingly large amount of information considering its size.The plans and instructions are very clear, well explained, and complete. What's more, having made the advanced grinding rest referred to in this book, and detailed in his book "Milling.. A Complete Course", I can confirm that his designs are beautifully engineered, achievable by an interested amateur, and function very well.There is information on:sharpening drill bits, lathe tools, screw divers, end mills, slot mills, dovetail bits, wood working tools etc.,plans and instructions for jigs, rests and other devices;Recommended.

This book of Harold's gives a lot of useful information about a pretty anal approach to sharpening a variety of cutters. His tool grinder rest towers above all other DIY grinder rests in complexity and refinement. It is so complicated that after I made it I find myself removing un needed parts so I could do something else with my day besides sharpening one simple cutter. I think sometimes the Brits take themselves too seriously and use a lot of time and energy to do relatively simple things I would do in a only jiffy.

With any books in this series, there is always something that I can use in my work. It may be something I forgot or something done differently or that I just hadn't thought of. Thank you for the entire series of your books.Larry

Very well written and loads of good information.Tells you how to build jigs for 4 point drill sharpening and a jig for sharpening the sides of end mills.Recommended.

A very useful book taking what was often a closed secret into clearly understandable descriptions of how to do this important work. A short section on Lathe Tools would round it off into a really outstanding book.

This book is a must read for all levels of machinists. I wish I had known about this many years ago. It would have saved me alot of time and money. Well worth the money.

The book has tons of great info for beginners and experts alike. It also has several plans for tools to assist in your day to day sharpening needs. A nice grinder rest,accesories for the grinder rest, a 4 facet drill jig, etc.. etc..I would reccomend to a friend

This is an excellent book for the serious hobbiest and private practitioner who is interested in making and sharpening workshop tools and cutters.

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