Lathe cutting tool sharpening jig - home made

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  1. Dec 4, 2012 #1

    David Morrow

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    I did a lot of reading about the merits of various types of lathe cutting tools - high speed steel, carbide and inserts. Lots of info and opinions on sharpening too. Having used them all, I found that I still wanted to sharpen ( pun intended ) my skills in creating and sharpening my own lathe cutting tools. I've ground a few free hand and they were ok and cut just fine but I wanted them to be better and more consistent. I also want to get more creative for those special situations.

    I found a few sharpening jigs online. Some were overly complicated and some were simple. I was in need of a small shop project so I designed and made this today in the basement. I have some ideas on some small additions to it to make it better but its first attempt in helping me to sharpen an old cutter was a great success. Here's a photo of the finished job and a link to a page with a few more pics :
    http://www.ldrider.ca/cnc/lathe-tool-jig/lathe-tool-jig.htm

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    boxcarmj

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    Hi, very nice! Also you can make a quarter plate marked with 90° mountit underneath (use a second pointer like the one shown). This would get you two angles at thesame time. Just a though!
    Mike.

     
  3. Feb 9, 2013 #3

    Maxine

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    That's a nice idea. Thanks for posting it.
     

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