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  • Sharpening an Anderson scraper?

    Any suggestions on the best method to sharpen a new carbide Anderson scraper?

  • #2
    Diamond wheel is best..... or hand diamond hones.

    Just don't use a "green wheel", they fracture teh 'sharpened" surface and it breaks down faster.

    Keep eye on ball.
    Hashim Khan


    • #3
      I start by lapping with diamond paste the two large sides. get them to a mirror. an edge is formed by two surfaces so by getting them perfect to begin with is a one time event and i don't assume they're perfect to start with with.

      grind a a slight curve on the breast, I like a big radius, maybe 10-15 inches but others like less. put this on at 90 degrees to the two flat surfaces. I agree with JT this is the way to put the radius on but have been corrected that it is possible to radius with a green stone then lap or even just radius with a power lap (although a diamond wheel is far far easier than trying to take that much of with a lap). Then with a rotary lap charged with diamond, hone about a 3 or 4 degree surface on the breast to create the two edges. It'll be a mirror finish.

      This puts on the perfect edge imo