Charlestowne Woodturners

A club for those turning, or wanting to learn woodturning in the Charleston SC area.
The Charlestowne Woodturners are meeting at JMO Woodworks, 70 Romney St., Charleston, SC 29403. On the 3rd Wednesday night of each month from 6:30pm-9:00pm.
 
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Duane D

Duane D

Number of posts : 30
Age : 69
Registration date : 2014-08-22

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PostSubject: Carbide cutters   Carbide cutters EmptyFri Oct 17, 2014 12:48 pm

I've been lead to believe that when the round and square cutters are dull, you just replace them with a new one ($12 to $16). I'm now hearing that it easy to re-sharpen them! Anyone have any luck doing this?
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Dave W

Dave W

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Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-11-20

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PostSubject: Re: Carbide cutters   Carbide cutters EmptyFri Oct 17, 2014 1:49 pm

I flip them top side down on a diamond sharpener.  It's not factory sharp, but it works well enough for me.  Link below for cheap version, you can spend the money and get a better fine grade one.  The coarse and medium grits make quick work of flattening the cutters top.

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece-2-inch-x-6-inch-diamond-hone-blocks-36799.html

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Duane D

Duane D

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PostSubject: Re: Carbide cutters   Carbide cutters EmptySun Oct 19, 2014 10:35 am

Thanks, I've got a small set of diamond hones, I'll try those.
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