by Daren Dooley
(Gaffney , SC USA)

I agree with your opinion on tungsten sharpening 100%.
I have had the honor to witness an "old school" welder sharpen a piece of tungsten with an oxygen-acetylene torch. This was in 1989 , i was 19 years old.
A few years later I saw tungsten being sharpened by chemical. With the tungsten stick out about 2 inches, the welder would ground out the tungsten until glowing bright orange. Then remove from ground and quickly dipped , in vertical position , over and over in this small container of dry powder chemical which reacted and drip off end tungsten leaving a sharp point.
Both of these methods are crude, but interesting.
Thank for creating a site thats informative and user friendly.

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