Colored graver beads are good for several uses. Use
them to help identify your gravers. Also set them at the
proper distance for resharpening in the template sharper.
Use the length gauge that comes with the sharpener to help
you place the bead in the correct location on the graver.
The beads are on the AirGraver site. They are free when
placing an order with something else on the site. During
checkout just write a note that you would like a bag.
with Universal 116 degree template and without
alone without templates (the metal portion that holds the
Diamond bench stones for use with Graver
Bench stone 260 diamond grit (6" x 2" x 1/2")
$39 Bench stone 600 diamond grit (6" x 2" x 1/2")
$39 Bench stone 1200 diamond grit (6" x 2" x 1/2")
$39 Bench stone 2000 diamond grit (6" x 2" x 1/2")
$39 Ceramic Bench Stone (8"x2"x1/2")
Graver Sharpening Sets
Sharpener set with one
template; Includes: Sharpener with fixture and all four
diamond bench stones (260, 600, 1200, 2000), and the Universal
116 degree V template.
Sharpener set with basic templates;
Includes: Sharpener with fixture and all four diamond bench
stones (260, 600, 1200, 2000), plus 4 templates: Universal 116
degree, Detailing, 105, and Flat & Knife Combo.
The sharpening fixture is supplied with one
set of templates to make a Universal graver point similar to
supplied with each sale of an AirGraver® handpiece. Additional
templates are listed below
About Lindsay Graver Sharpener Templates
The various templates are used with the metal
sharpening fixture show above ($66). Just one metal fixture is
needed and is used with any of the templates.
Templates for Uniform Parallel point™ will
provide a point with a nominal: 45
degree face, 16.5 degree high heel. The face and heel can be changed
in the fixture by simply reducing the graver length protruding from the
fixture. With all the templates
grind more on the points taper facets to make a smaller faced point as
desired. Templates: Left to Right. Click photo to enlarge Top row:
Universal, Roland Baptist gold inlay, Dario Cortini bulino, and Caligraphy.
Bottom row: Round point, 70 degree bulino, Phil Coggan Bulino,
Detailing, and Flat/knife.
Set Includes the most popular of the V templates used to make bulino
points in a set. Includes: 80V, 90V, 105V, 120V and the
Phil Coggan Bulino template. Bulino Set
Used to make a 3/32" square graver blank into a stipple point
R. Baptiste square stipple
$16 Small Hex stipple
$16 Large Hex stipple
$16 Round stipple
$16 Stipple set (includes all four)
The templates to the left are for grinding
various width V Lindsay patented Uniform Parallel points.
These templates are also used to make various width bulino dot
gravers by not utilizing the two primary heel facets on the
Paolo "MRTHE" Curcio, 50 Degree V &
Rounded Corner Flat - Combo Set
Click to enlarge
The "MRTHE" three piece
template set can numerious points:
- 50 V degree point without heels for detailing and very fine
shading - 50 V degree point with heels for medium and deep lines and for
prepare inlay work - Flat graver point - Flat rounded corner point ,for easy background removal,the
rounded corner reduce marks,especially usefull for hobo nickel
carving - Flat big radius point for sculpting works - Stippling square point - Stippling round point - Sculpting Punch point in various geometries (round ,square and
rectangle) - Small round point
Paolo "MRTHE" Curcio, 50 Degree V & Rounded
Corner Flat - Combo - Three piece Set $39
This template is the same as the normal 116°, but the relief grind under
the heel is negative. The purpose of this negative grind is to achieve
more heel clearance. This additional relief was described in the
Lindsay Uniform Parallel Point™ patent, but this is the first template
made available to actually achieve this point.
This template requires that the height of the grinding lap or bench stone
be 3/4" instead of the usual 1/2" seen in all previous templates. I
recommend just shimming your 1/2" stones up the last 1/4". The plastic
6"x6" plate included with the full sharpening kit happens to be 1/4", so
that can utilized.
A power hone for initially shaping this is helpful. However it can be done
with the diamond bench stones. Steve tested how long it would take him to
sharpen one from a Carbalt™ blank on the diamond bench stones. It was 15
minutes. Of course starting with a the 3 degree tapered Carbalt™ blank
would considerably shorten the time.
This double thickness template set is similar to the "Narrower" template
above, however the square in this set is smaller. It is used to narrower
the graver too, but so that it closer to parallel with the shank, so that
the grind is more long and slender. After the square template is used, the
round is used to round the top edge of the slender shank. After this the
graver is sharpened normally with the other available templates to make
micro versions of the graver points.
The wrench are setscrew are provided to replace the thumbscrew in the
sharpening fixture. This is needed to be done before using these templates
because they grind so low that the thumbscrew will be in the way if it is
not removed. Simple remove the thumbscrew and install the setscrew with
the supplied wrench. Of course, when you finish with shaping a graver
shank with these templates you may reinstall the thumbscrew.
Click photo to enlarge The photo below illustrates three thinning techniques.
Thinning the tip of the blank can be done using this
template which fits on the Lindsay sharpening fixture.
Illustrating how the pin can be moved if desired to rotate
the grinds 45 degrees to the shank. "Narrower" Template
1/16" thick 6" Diameter
Diamond Sharpening Laps Will replace laps on power hones originally supplied with 5"
1200 grit diamond lap
$22 600 grit diamond lap
$25 260 grit diamond lap
$32 100 grit diamond lap
Mirror-Grave™ Polishing Sheet
Instructions: Finish hone the graver point on a 2000 or
3000 diamond Bench stone. Next set the Mirror-Grave™ Polishing Sheet on
the diamond bench stone and rub face & heels lightly a few strokes for a
mirror polish. Will polish HSS, M42 or Carbalt™ gravers.
Mirror-Grave™ Polishing Sheet only
Ceramic Bench Stone (8"x2"x1/2")
This ceramic stone is 1/2" thick it works with the
Lindsay template sharpener.
Used to polish carbalt and carbide gravers with the 60,0000 grit diamond
paste (sold below) or 50,000 grit concentrate spray (sold above).
Can be used without diamond for polishing M42 and HSS
Cast Iron Lap
50,000 Grit Diamond Concentrate
4 Ounce Diamond
Concentrate, Makes 32 ounces (1 quart) diamond spray. Mix this
concentrate with isopropyl alcohol.
Concentrate Approximate mix
ratio: 7 parts Isopropyl Alcohol to 1 part Diamond Concentrate
Mixing bottle and push button spray applicator included.
Cast Iron Lap
50,000 Grit Diamond
Lap Mandrel Adapter
for converting a drill press to a power hone. Can also be used to mount
and spin the Anti-MagLap™ described below.
Slip these over
your graver to help identify your various graver point. (Graver in photo not inclded)
These are free when placing an order with something else on
the website. During checkout just write a note that you would like a
bag. Otherwise, they can be ordered by themselves below.
Random colored graver
bands. Approx 20 to 25 in a bag
Dental Bur sharpener
by Tim Wells This small fixture is designed to sharpen used 1/16th inch carbide dental
carbide rod to a four sided taper that can be used in the air rotarty
tools such as the NSK
Presto. The fixture has a through hole so a longer piece of carbide
can be sharpened if need be. If you would like a tapered point that is
steeper or less step, all that need be done is to set the fixture on
something of suitable thickness so as to give the taper desired. This
can be used with diamond bench stones like used with the Lindsay
template sharpening system,
White's power hone or other power hones.
Anti-MagLap Spin this lap to demagnetize gravers or other small
metal objects. To use, hold the object to be demagnetized close
to the center of the spinning lap and pull the object straight
away from the center.
Comes with a 1/2" hole in the center so that it can be mounted
on a power hone. Or it can be mounted on a "mandrel lap adapter"
(sold above) so that a drill press or electric hand drill can be
used to spin the lap. Big thank you to Paolo for his
contribution and help with this lap!
Forum thread about the Anti-MagLap
Onglette and other sharp V
templates (all with 55 degree faces for point
These templates have 55
degree faces for additional point strength Click image to enlarge
50-60 double angled face template
(large template only, use
small template from the normal faced 50-60 template set) $20
SET Onglette and Sharp V Templates Set (sold as four piece a set)
Point pictured below is of an Onglette point shaped with the Onglette
template (sold above) Click image to enlarge
The below photo shows the template on the metal sharpening
fixture. Note: The metal sharpening fixture (sold at the
top of this page) that the
template fits on is not included with the template. The fixture needs to be purchased
separately if you do not have one.
Multi-Angle Omnigrind Template
Used to replace the hex nut that comes on the metal
Knurled Nut $6
Templates for Engraver Carl Bleile's Graver Points
Tool point descriptions as pictured left to right.
(1) banknote engraving for darker lines (red templates),
(2) scraping tool for removing tool marks, final contouring, also removes excess gold and shapes raised inlays after inlaying (green
template) (3) background removal tool with special side grinds to get around main area without nicking (blue template). (4) medium to deep outline, removing background in tight areas, preparing for background removal and gold inlay (red templates). More information and discussion about Carl Bleile's points and templates on www.EngravingForum.com Thread 1,
Dual sided 6" diamond disk 180 roughing and 2200 polishing allows a point to be ground and polished quickly.
Disk is placed to the back and offset allowing more work table in front for the templates or fixtures
Heavy gauge steel construction
Available in two models through the T.W. Designs website (order there) Click here to go to T. W Designs website The Diamond Power Hone is available in two models.. Read more about the
features of these hones and order direct on the T.W. Design Website (click here)
T-W Designs - Diamond Power Hone
Review by Steve Lindsay I have been using this T-W Diamond Power Hone for some time. The speed in which I can rough and finish a
carbalt blank is under two minutes with the machine. I use the machine to rough grind using the Lindsay template
fixture. Once roughed I then rub the graver face on a Lindsay 2000 diamond bench diamond stone with 10 to 15 strokes and then place on the heels with 3
strokes per side depending on heel size needed. I use the machine at maximum speed for this roughing. The motor has good torque and I can lean on the graver somewhat that also
helps. If grinding a High Speed Steel graver I take it more easy and I don't lean on it as much so that the graver does not get hot and lose its
temper. Be careful with HSS graver and don't get them so hot that they turn colors. I monitor the heat of HSS gravers with my fingers while
grinding for this reason.