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Old 08-08-2008, 12:52 PM
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Default Sharpener length gauge distances

I can’t find the thread now, but some time ago someone requested the various distances and resulting angles for the sharpener. The length gauge that you received with the fixture is 1- long. It will produce a 45 degree face, 16.3 degree high heel. If you instead lock the graver in so it is protruding 1-5/8” it will make a 41 degree face with a 14 degree high heel. Setting the length to 7/8” will produce a 50 degree face with a 19.5 degree high heel. The measurement is from the shoulder on the sharpener. Check where the shipped length gauge measures from. That is the shoulder to measure from. If you’re grinding one of the uniform-parallel heeled gravers be sure to grind the long relief grinds on the bottom of the graver as well as the small heel and the face with the graver sticking out the same length so the heels come out uniform.

1.625" = 41 face, 14.0 high heel
1.250" = 45 face, 16.3 high heel
0.875" = 50 face, 19.5 high heel
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: Sharpener length gauge distances

Thanks Steve, this helps allot...
I had ask before if I set the diamond stone off the large blue square and set it on the table below that would change all the angles, especially the heel...
Your info is so much better than my guessing...
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Default Re: Sharpener length gauge distances

Hi Steve
I want to thank you too! As a "newbie", I appreciate it when someone takes the time to answer dumb questions as you did in a recent e-mail. I have learned enough, so far, to realize that the information posted in this thread can be used to make the sharpening fixture much more versatile. As for now, this info is being filed away until such time as I am satisfied with my control of a graver.
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Thanks Steve,
I will have to make use of the convertion table now.
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Printed off for my records. I'll have to make (and label) a set of guages.
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:40 PM
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Good, glad it helps. I did made an adjustable length gauge. The fixed length gauges do seem to be more quick and repeatable during use.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:01 AM
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thanks, steve. i had asked sometime ago about this very thing. good to know about the 50 degree one. thanks again.
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What length for 55 and 60 degrees
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Default Re: Sharpener length gauge distances

Hi Toad, I don't know without pulling up the cad file to calculate exactly. But it would be shorter than .875" since that is 50 degrees. .750" I bet would be pretty close and it is an easier number to remember. Instead of going shorter with the length that the graver is sticking out we can instead just raise the height that the template sets or lower the stone height. Or you can do a combination of both. Whatever you do, do it for all the facets (small and large template) so that the heels come out parallel.
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