Dump the overthink in the overthink can.. This works GREAT.

by Steve Schefer
(Santa Rosa, CA)

After hours of overthinking I stumbled on something so simple it made me happy and mad at the same time.

I made a guide block for a jig I was creating for sharpening tungstens. I had an elaborate plan but when I tested my idea with just the block it worked so well I decided that was all I needed.

I just drilled a 7/64" hole in a small block of Al, stuck the tungsten in the pin vise then through the hole in the block and started grinding. I sharpened 10 tungstens in under 5 minutes with this very simple setup.

I just use a fine Al Oxide wheel but you could sub a diamond for it if you wanted.

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