Tunken Sharpening, is this OK??????

Wednesday, June 22 2016, 06:20 PM
Hi All
Got my Tungstens today and thought they would have been ground to a point, No joy so i tried myself please let me know if this is OK. Thanks.

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/InfernoST/Tungsten_zps72zj37tm.jpg
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    Friday, June 24 2016, 11:28 PM - #permalink
    That will work also!
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    Friday, June 24 2016, 05:07 PM - #permalink
    Kevin, i had another thought, I bought the diamond wheel kit from HF but decided against the grinder because I almost forgot i had a mini lathe. There is a lot of runout using the diamond wheel with the supplied arbor so I figure sometime over the weekend I will make a new one out of 316 stainless.
    http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/InfernoST/tungsten_zps12lb1jiw.jpg
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    Thursday, June 23 2016, 05:23 PM - #permalink
    Nice!
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    Thursday, June 23 2016, 04:06 PM - #permalink
    Kevin thanks for the video, i'm gonna have to check that one out tomorrow after I pick up my argon, i have a harbor freight across the street from my local welding supply store.
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    Thursday, June 23 2016, 09:38 AM - #permalink
    Check out this little grinder from Harbor Freight.

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    Thursday, June 23 2016, 07:51 AM - #permalink
    Looks good to me. Make sure you keep a wheel specifically for Tungsten grinding so you don't get contaminants from other materials on your tungsten.
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    Thursday, June 23 2016, 04:34 AM - #permalink
    I used my cordless drill along with a bench grinder and sharpened it longitudinally.

    Didn't realize how hard Tungsten is.
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    Wednesday, June 22 2016, 08:53 PM - #permalink
    Yeah,

    Looks great... serrations are longitudinal.

    If you truncate or blunt the very tip, do it first, not last. That way the tip won't have minute debris that can form nodules.

    Otherwise, I'll most often truncate to being with, but still sharpen to a needle-like tip anyway.
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    Wednesday, June 22 2016, 07:17 PM - #permalink
    Looks awesome to me.

    What are you using to grind them?
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