Gravers for hand turning operations are among the most useful of all cutting tools available. Because they are used freehand, considerable time can be saved by avoiding the need for form tools. And they are fast. Thus, this 2-hour video is a must for clockmakers and modelmakers. For example, a 1/16” OD pivot 3/16” long can be cut on a 1/8” OD tempered steel rod, the end of the pivot rounded and the shoulder chamfered in less than 1-minute.
It shows how to make gravers from the finest available steel and develop the skills required for using them. A unique and rapid technique for shaping gravers on a bench grinder and honing them with only four or five strokes on an India stone is demonstrated. This method is the fastest of all hand sharpening methods and has never before been offered in the literature. An enlarged model is used for demonstrating the basic hand turning techniques. A method for making the handles is also demonstrated.
These gravers will cut almost every metal encountered in the clock shop without the need to resort to the use of tungsten carbide tools, which chip far too easily to be useful for most work. This video can teach you more in two hours than you would learn on your own in most of a lifetime.