Sharpening Woodworking Tools
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24-1. The machines and accessories used for grinding
are: (A) disc sander, (B) belt sander, (C) strip sander,
(D) grinding wheel, (E) specialty grinding stones, and
the sharpening guide. The sharpening guide which is
used with the disc sander, belt sander and strip sander
is shown with the disc sander.
(grinding and honing) woodworking tools is very personal and
can be accomplished in many ways--you will sharpen tools the
way that works best for you. Tools are ground on machines
and then honed on several types of stones. Grinding eliminates
defects in the cutting edge by removing metal from the tool.
Honing puts a razor sharp edge on the ground cutting edge
of the tool. This chapter will cover the different ways of
grinding and honing many of the basic cutting tools used for
woodworking. Because of the diverse nature of woodworking
and the thousands of tools available we can not possibly cover
everything in just one chapter. For additional sharpening
information consult the tool manufacturer or your local library.
Machines And Accessories
machines and accessories that we will be using to show the
different grinding techniques are the Disc Sander, Belt Sander,
Strip Sander, Grinding Wheel, Sharpening Guide, plus specialty
grinding stones (Figure 24-1). The abrasives generally used
to perform grinding tasks are: aluminum oxide and silicon
carbide for belts and discs used on power sanders, and silicon
carbide for wheels used in power grinders.
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