Shaping Gravers for special use?

jerrywh

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I need to bend a graver for special use . I think Glensteel gravers are HHS and do not know if they can be bent and hardened and re tempered. Or do I need to buy some carbon steel for this purpose? Help.
 

Dave London

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Why don’t you buy a bent line graver and re grind it to what you need. Just a thought MTC
Or get some 3/32 key stock to make your own , if you would like some send me a pm and I will send a 6 inch piece to you W2 if the memory serves
 
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Sam

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How much of a bend do you need? Can you just grind the underside of a graver away to provide enough clearance? Will tool steel work or do you require HSS?
 

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Too temper I put them in a toaster oven, 350- 400 degrees for a hour and let cool in the oven. How ever you have to hide from the wife if she finds out
 

Chujybear

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made bent gravers from old gravers, chainsaw files, saw files, carbide tipped circular blades (leaving the carbide at the tip) and some 1/8 " springs steel. all good
 

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