Inlaying copper

Ryan Lockhart

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John What do you think are the best ways for sharpening carbide gravers for mirror finish and what would you say the best sharpening stones are to use
 

Sinterklaas

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For sharpening my gravers to a mirror finish I use diamond wheels for my micromotor/ pendant motor. You can buy them at most jewelry supply houses. Also in the UK. There are 3 grits.

I use them after I have made the shape of the graver I want on my powerhone. Then I switch to the diamond wheels under my Microscope. Recently brought a Bofa air filtering unit so I wont be breathing in the carbide and metal dust.

Here is a link to 1 UK supplier:


I got the Yellow, Green and Blue ones. From EDENTA, not the mounted one for 14 quid!
 

Ryan Lockhart

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For sharpening my gravers to a mirror finish I use diamond wheels for my micromotor/ pendant motor. You can buy them at most jewelry supply houses. Also in the UK. There are 3 grits.

I use them after I have made the shape of the graver I want on my powerhone. Then I switch to the diamond wheels under my Microscope. Recently brought a Bofa air filtering unit so I wont be breathing in the carbide and metal dust.

Here is a link to 1 UK supplier:


I got the Yellow, Green and Blue ones. From EDENTA, not the mounted one for 14 quid!
Cool mate I'll take a look at those I just bought something similar on ebay a yellow and white rubber impregnated diamond wheel do you add any micron paste to yours also what's your thought on a ceramic sharpening stone as I don't have a power hone I use the pillar drill and diamond wheel until I can afford one
 

John B.

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Hi Ryan, Sinterklaas gave you some info on sharpening and polishing carbide so I won't confuse you with more.
What are you engraving that requires you to use polished carbide gravers?

As you asked, I have lived in the Los Angeles, California area for the last 70 years.
 

Ryan Lockhart

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Ok thank you bud and wow what a beautiful place to live we are just coming out of a long dark wet winter bring on the sunshine I say lol
 

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