View Full Version : made this for sharpening my tools

Alistair Hosie
08-22-2007, 05:51 PM
I have a standard spin indexer which we virually all have I bought 2 thinking I could use one premanently for sharpening hope you approve of my efforts.Alistair




08-22-2007, 06:54 PM
That's a nice job.

08-22-2007, 06:56 PM
Nice, Keep the grit out of it.

08-22-2007, 10:34 PM
A good way to keep the grit out, is to use modeling clay or silly putty, and put it around the tool in the collet, to keep grit out of the collet slits.


08-22-2007, 10:44 PM
That looks good,so good in fact that in the morning I'll will be sending you 150 lbs of dull endmills and drills to sharpen!Be sure you wrap each one in paper before sending them back as I don't want the new edges to get nicked,Thanks pal:D

P.S.,I'll also send some meatloaf along for payment/wheel dressing:D

08-22-2007, 10:50 PM
Nice one Alistair!

08-23-2007, 01:14 AM
Bravo, Thank you for sharing it.

Alistair Hosie
08-23-2007, 06:40 AM
Hey Darin sending me 150lbs of anything would cost more than its worth sorry your pal Alistair

Your Old Dog
08-23-2007, 08:40 AM
Things were going along to smoothly in this thread and the proverbial dumb question has not shown up yet to save the embarrassment of asking it

Nice job Alistair, like Wierdscience I'd like to send you a bunch of cutters to sharpen also but unlike Weird, I'll include the putty to keep your tool clean. What do you use for the grinding? Any chance of seeing it with tool in place ready to sharpen? I'd be so gratefull I'll send along a bottle of gravey for the Weirds meat loaf.

08-23-2007, 09:52 AM
Is that anything like Thrud's sister's meat loaf?

08-23-2007, 10:03 AM
Very nice job Alistair!

john hobdeclipe
08-23-2007, 11:18 AM
Alistair, it looks good. Can we have some pix of the device in action?

Alistair Hosie
08-23-2007, 02:23 PM
Thruds sisters meatloaf is made of reinfoced re bar concrete and sawdust with a splash of beef gravy for flavour.You need to have your teeth altered by the saw docor before imbibing:D Thrud had 32 teeth on the upper jaw and 32 teeth on the lower jaw all had to be tungsten carbide tipped and the meatloaf was still a challenge:DAlistair

Alistair Hosie
08-23-2007, 02:33 PM
I can explain my method. I intend to set the spin indexer in a two way vice x and y travel then adjust for height and apply to one of my grinding machines.
Heres what they look like.
I have to wait till old Fred is better to show me the cutting angle in the meantime here are some of the grinders I have .Alistair


sorry having trouble with photobucket will send some over weekend Alistair

08-23-2007, 11:55 PM
Hey Darin sending me 150lbs of anything would cost more than its worth sorry your pal Alistair

In that case be a bud and come round and pick them up:DI'll throw in a 20 year old bottle of Catsup to go on the meatloaf:D

Alistair Hosie
08-24-2007, 01:12 PM
cat's what to go with my beautiful meatloaf.I hope thats not cats saliva sup or pee pee:DAlistair

08-24-2007, 02:58 PM
Catsup( read tomato sauce in Brit.)

Alistair Hosie
08-24-2007, 04:18 PM
oh that's called ketchup here sorry well after all catsup:DAlistair