Hand Tools

Subject:
The shorter point...

David Weaver
in mentioning this little experiment is that the advice to avoid heat build up is often tilted toward strategies that aren't that cheap or practical (especially if you're restoring old tools to get yourself started or making your own tools).
* wet wheels
* variable speed grinders
* CBN
* seeded gel

And whatever else.

The ability to avoid much heat grinding is as simple as a cheap grinder, a cheap hard coarse wheel and an inexpensive T shaped diamond truing tool.

(I put no crown on the 24 grit wheel, either - that would be undesirable when it comes to tool making).

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