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Old 01-31-2019, 11:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Most of my sharpening is done with a strip sander, but Iím curious, since you mentioned sharpening with 600 grit. I have some 400, 600 and 800 belts. Does sharpening with a smooth belt give a sharper edge?
See the problem here is are your tools at the right angle for turning?? Can you hold the tool against a sanding belt accurately. ?? If the belt does not have a platen behind it then the belt moves in and out and that is not good for sharpening tools. Have no idea what a smooth belt is so can not answer that one.
By a smooth belt Iím referring to grit number. Higher=smoother
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#7 All I can do is relate my experience getting started in pen turning. The only lathe I had at the time was my ancient Craftsman 12x36 metal lathe. I used the only cutter I had--a stub of HSS cutter mounted in the lantern style tool post.Regards,
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Amazing. I had the identical lathe in my Metals shop!
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#7 All I can do is relate my experience getting started in pen turning. The only lathe I had at the time was my ancient Craftsman 12x36 metal lathe. I used the only cutter I had--a stub of HSS cutter mounted in the lantern style tool post.Regards,
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Amazing. I had the identical lathe in my Metals shop!
Haha, mine was made sometime between '48 and '52, according to the SN. A bit lacking in precision for turning metal parts, but I did manage to turn a set of custom bushings on it once. The biggest hassle is the Babbit bearings--keeping those oiled flings oil all over the place for a minute or two. Would love to have something that really works for metal turning, but alas, I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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Haha, mine was made sometime between '48 and '52, according to the SN. A bit lacking in precision for turning metal parts, but I did manage to turn a set of custom bushings on it once. The biggest hassle is the Babbit bearings--keeping those oiled flings oil all over the place for a minute or two. Would love to have something that really works for metal turning, but alas, I don't see that happening anytime soon.
Mine was foisted on me by my cheapskate boss back in '74. I kept complaining about the old leather belt DC MOTOR South Bends and he finally gave in!
It was fine for what I needed but the quality was not like the SB's.
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Most of my sharpening is done with a strip sander, but Iím curious, since you mentioned sharpening with 600 grit. I have some 400, 600 and 800 belts. Does sharpening with a smooth belt give a sharper edge?
Of course it can. Can a person feel the difference when cutting? Some can. Look a the sharpened edge under a microscope and you can see the difference between grits. Then the question becomes for some - does it actually make a difference in cutting wood 400, vs 600, vs 800?

The difference will be between those who settle for "good enough" vs those that settle for the best.

I am reminded all the time that "good" is the enemy of "best". After a while, one learns to "feel" the differences in grinds and honing.
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Thanks Hank, that follows with my experience and observations of knife making and sharpening. One eventually goes to a ‘crazy fine’ grit for the sharpest edge. I think I need a good hone!!
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