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Tool and Cutter Sharpening (Workshop Practice) [Paperback]

Harold Hall
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23 Feb 2006 Workshop Practice
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.

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  • Paperback: 133 pages
  • Publisher: Special Interest Model Books; Ill edition (23 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854862413
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854862419
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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WORKSHOP PRACTICE SERIES from Special Interest Model Books 1. Hardening, Tempering & Heat Treatment - Tubal Cain 2. Vertical Milling in the Home Workshop - Arnold Throp 3. Screwcutting in the Lathe - Martin Cleeve 4. Foundrywork for the Amateur - B.Terry Aspin 5. Milling Operations in the Lathe - Tubal Cain 6. Measuring & Marking Metals - Ivan Law 7. The Art of Welding - W.A.Vause 8. Sheet Metal Work - R.E.Wakeford 9. Soldering & Brazing - Tubal Cain 10. Saws & Sawing - Ian Bradley 11. Electroplating - J.Poyner 12. Drills, Taps & Dies - Tubal Cain 13. Workshop Drawing - Tubal Cain 14. Making Small Workshop Tools - Stan Bray 15. Workholding in the Lathe - Tubal Cain 16. Electric Motors - Jim Cox 17. Gears & Gear Cutting - Ivan Law 18. Basic Benchwork - Les Oldridge 19. Spring Design & Manufacture - Tubal Cain 20. Metalwork & Machining Hints & Tips - Ian Bradley 21. Adhesives & Sealants - David Lammas 22. Workshop Electrics - Alex Weiss 23. Workshop Construction - !
Jim Forrest & Peter Jennings 24. Electric Motors in the Home Workshop - Jim Cox 25. The Backyard Foundry - B.Terry Aspin 26. Home Workshop Hints & Tips Edited by Vic Smeed 27. Spindles - Harprit Sandhu 28. Simple Workshop Devices - Tubal Cain 29. CAD for Model Engineers - D.A.G.Brown 30. Workshop Materials - Alex Weiss 31. Useful Workshop Tools - Stan Bray 32. Unimat III Lathe Accessories - Bob Loader 33. Making Clocks - Stan Bray 34. Lathework: A Complete Course - Harold Hall 35. Milling: A Complete Course - Harold Hall 36. Photo Etching - Brian King 37. Dividing - Harold Hall

38. Tool and Cutter Sharpening
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.

About the Author

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 Hall 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.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential for the serious metalworker 19 July 2010
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If you want to sharpen your own drills, lathe tools and milling cutters then this is the book for you. Clear diagrams and good hints.
It's weak on woodworking tools so I'd go elsewhere if that's what you want to do.
As another reviewer say's the book with apostrophe's s'cattered all over the place is'in dire need of proofreading and sentence's are often muddled up.
If you can make sense of the last sentence then you'll be alright.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful reference for the home workshop 21 May 2009
By PC-B
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Having tried to sharpen drills and lathe tools on the bench grinder in the past without having much of a clue what I was doing I can now see why the results were less than satisfactory. This book explains all you need to know, it's more complicated than it looks. The book covers sharpening of all the tools encountered in the home workshop, not just drills and lathe tools, but also milling cutters, slitting saws and woodworking tools to. For less than the price of one decent cutter it should repay the investment in no time at all. Oh, and all the pages were correct in my copy.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Abridged version? 9 Jan 2009
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Typical Harold Hall. Clear and with a good mix of practical and theory.
I was really enjoying this book until I came to Chapter 10 when part way through I found myself reading Chapter 8 again. Chapters 11, 12 and 13 were completely missing.
Amazon replaced this copy with an identical one. I wonder if they read the reason for returning a book; after all they do ask for one.
Sorry Harold, perhaps YOU should have a word with the printers.
Never mind, I'm hooked now, let's see what the second replacement brings.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tool and Cutter Sharpening 26 April 2011
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Although this was a cheap paperback it assumed some engineering knowledge. It was far from clear what to do when I attempted to use a drill grinding attachment having read up beforehand. However if I wanted a tour of the tool and cutter grinding equipment available it would have been invaluable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tool and Cutter Sharpening 19 Jun 2013
By Clive
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This book by Harold Hall gives all the information on Tool and Cutter sharpening needed. It has drawings for making small accessories to facilitate this sharpening.
Details are clear and precise with types of abrasive wheels and angles to sharpen to.
It is always a handy reference that you will go back to time after time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard work to read 16 July 2010
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This is the 3rd Harold Hall book that ive read and their is much useful info contained within ........ however trying to read it is like wading in treacle as the author constantly contradicts himself and his grammar is poor , sometimes it all appears like gobbledegook and i think he desperately needs somebody to proof read his work ...... as i say its a pity because technically he seems to know his stuff .......... i think this book is useful if you can decipher the content ........
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 5 Nov 2013
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for my husband he loves it this will be a very useful guide fo him in his work shop thanks
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another book in this superb series. 1 Jun 2013
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Another great book in this series, giving in depth instruction on the subject, a must for anyone using a lathe or drill and needing to keep your tools in tip top condition.
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