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Old 10-06-2018, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Any ideas on sharpening bead tools?

I dont have a problem with sharpening the edges of these but they are basically useless if I cant sharpen the inside of the bead area. Any suggestions?
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Don't try to do anything with the coves. Instead, use a diamond hone to smooth down the flat.
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Do they sell them as a mixed size set or do I just get one that is the smallest bead size and use it for all of them?
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Lay the flat of the tool with the bevel pointing thin edge down on a piece of 320 wet or dry sand paper on a piece of glass if you have one or any flat surface and rub the flat of the tool on the sandpaper. You can also use a sharpening stone of you have one or even one of the diamond credit card hones. That will put the angle back on your tool.
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Do they sell them as a mixed size set or do I just get one that is the smallest bead size and use it for all of them?
As mentioned you do not sharpen the coves, you sharpen the flat edge and just a touch up with a diamond card is all you need. Same thing with scrapers. Flat side
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Do they sell them as a mixed size set or do I just get one that is the smallest bead size and use it for all of them?
You can get them in different sizes to make different size beads.

You can also learn to roll beads with a detail gouge or skew so you can make any size bead you want.
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Here is a video from Dway Tools.
https://youtu.be/XdF9mmJtuvU

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Here is a video from Dway Tools.
https://youtu.be/XdF9mmJtuvU

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Oh I like that Roborest. I have to get that. Thanks for the video.
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That is a good video. I have been practicing doing beads with my gouge and skews. I just bought the bead tools thinking they would be a nice easy bead. I think I'll grind them and just try to sand the inside. Thanks y'all!
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That is a good video. I have been practicing doing beads with my gouge and skews. I just bought the bead tools thinking they would be a nice easy bead. I think I'll grind them and just try to sand the inside. Thanks y'all!
Well without one of his beading tools doing these handles would be a real chore.
3 beads on each one, and 200 a month.
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