Sharpening Fixture without stones $89
(Fixture comes supplied with the Universal (116 degree) template)
Sharpening Fixture alone without templates (the metal portion that holds the templates)
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")
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.
The sharpening fixture is supplied with one set of templates to make a Universal graver point similar to the
pre-sharpened graver supplied with
each sale of an AirGraver® handpiece.
Additional templates are listed below.
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. lick 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.
Bulino Template 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 $99
Stipple Templates: 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) $56
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 template.
Curcio, 50 Degree V & Rounded Corner Flat - Combo Set
Click to enlarge
"MRTHE" three piece template set can numerious points:
- 50 V degree point without heels for detailing and very fine
- 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
- Flat big radius point for sculpting works
- Stippling square point
- Stippling round point
- Sculpting Punch point in various geometries (round ,square and
- 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 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.
Negative Relief Universal Template
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"MicroGraver Template Set"
Thanks to Paolo
for development ideas and help with this template set!
Please visit this
thread on the Forum for more information about these templates..
coming soon link
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
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
Thinning the tip of the blank can be
done using this template which fits on the Lindsay
how the pin
can be moved if desired to rotate the grinds 45 degrees to the shank.
1/16" thick 6"
Diameter Diamond Sharpening Laps
Will replace laps on power hones originally supplied with 5" diameter laps.
1200 grit diamond lap
600 grit diamond lap
260 grit diamond lap
100 grit diamond lap
Ceramic Bench Stone (8"x2"x1/2")
This ceramic stone is 1/2" thick it works with the Lindsay
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
1/2" thick " Cast Iron Lap $59
50,000 Grit Diamond Concentrate
$69 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
1 part Diamond Concentrate
Mixing bottle and push button spray applicator included.
z Cast Iron Lap $59
50,000 Grit Diamond Concentrate
New Dual Grit
Touch-up Graver diamond lap
1/16" thick 6" diameter lap with
600 mesh and 1200 combined on one disc
This lap combines two
meshes: 1200 on the outer area and 600 on the inner. No need to change laps.1200-600 grit diamond lap
Note: With the template sharpener it isn't possible to reach to the inside grit on this lap. Therefore if using the Lindsay template sharpener with a power
hone only use the single grit laps above.
The below photo shows the template on the metal sharping
fixture. Note: The metal sharping fixture that the
template fits on is not included with the template. The
fixture needs to be purchased seperatly if you do nothave one.
Used to replace the hex nut that comes on the metal
Multi-Angle Omnigrind Template
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,
Thread 4 , Thread 5,
Thread 7, Thread 8,
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; Standard Model 1 and Deluxe Model 2... 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.
T. W. Designs
Diamond Power Hone
Variable Speed Graver and Tool Sharpener