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    Blank end mill question

    How do you all sharpen the cutting part on the pen mill? The thing you use to get the ends of the blanks square.


     
     
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    How may blades on your mill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazylegs View Post
    How do you all sharpen the cutting part on the pen mill? The thing you use to get the ends of the blanks square.
    The bin, shocking things, they weaken the end of the blank, ripping the fibres. Only ever use with man made materials.
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    Tried most all of the penmills and only use a dedicated disk sander with two sets ie Imperial and Metric punch sets as mandrels and an absolute accurate hand made holder with a most suitable drill chuck from a hammer drill (new one) they have long holding jaws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penpal View Post
    Tried most all of the penmills and only use a dedicated disk sander with two sets ie Imperial and Metric punch sets as mandrels and an absolute accurate hand made holder with a most suitable drill chuck from a hammer drill (new one) they have long holding jaws.

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    Do yuo have a picture of the set up?

     
     
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    Disc sander here too. A little simpler than my southern namesake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Dart View Post
    How may blades on your mill?
    You've had plenty of answers telling you how dreadful pen mills are. My own opinion is that they are not dreadful, they are actually bloody fantastic, as long as they're sharp. Most people don't sharpen them so consequently they consider them dreadful. The method of sharpening will depend on how many blades yours has, so I ask again, how many blades does yours have please?
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    Heres my little pen sander.

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    I have one with 4 blades and one with 6 blades.

     
     
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    what is the bar with the blank on?

     
     

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