Sharpening workshop tools is probably the most diverse of all workshop activities and the one that is least understood by the majority of workshop owners. This is not unreasonable in view of the wide range of equipment suggested for the task, ranging from the complex, typically an industrial tool and cutter grinder, through to the humble off hand grinder.
This book illustrates how most sharpening tasks can be carried out using an off hand grinder and a few simply made accessories, whilst doing this to a standard comparable to that achieved using much more sophisticated equipment. A lack of understanding of the processes almost certainly results in the workshop owner attempting tasks with far from perfect cutting tools that can diminish the satisfaction of a job well done. With the information in this book this situation can be avoided and working with blunt tooling should be a thing of the past.
Contents: Sharpening – An Introduction; Drill Sharpening; Grinding Rests; Sharpening Lathe Tools; Sharpening End Mills; Other Milling Cutters; Small Workshop Tools; Woodworking Tools; Making a Grinding Rest; Making the End Mill Sharpening Accessory; Making Simple Accessories for the Grinding Rest; Making Drill Sharpening Accessories; Tool and Cutter Grinding Head.
Harold Hall was for a number of years the editor of Model Engineers’ Workshop magazine and through its pages, he established himself as a mentor to tyro model engineers worldwide. He is the author of seven books in the indispensable Workshop Practice Series and lives in the Hertfordshire countryside.
Harold commenced an industrial apprenticeship in 1950 at the age of sixteen and worked as an electrical control systems engineer for thirty-five years before becoming editor of Model Engineer’s Workshop magazine in 1991. Following retirement in 1995, he has continued to contribute metalworking articles to almost every issue of the magazine published since then. His crafting hobbies extend beyond model engineering to cabinet making, modelling, marquetry and pencil sketching.
Published by Special Interest Model Books in 2006
210 x 148 mm
104 black and white photographs
117 scale plans & line drawings