Re: Fwd: [SCA-JML] Hello from another new one (armoring)
- If all you have is a Bench grinder for power... Flap Sanding Wheels are a great tool for this also.... being much cheaper and easier to find than "Craytex" or other composite material deburring wheels
William S. Giltner
Lrd Tatsuo Okami
Iron River Armoury
--- On Wed, 9/16/09, James Eckman <ronin_engineer@...> wrote:
From: James Eckman <ronin_engineer@...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [SCA-JML] Hello from another new one (armoring)
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 6:33 AM
> Posted by: mikel_lehman
>> Deburring and edge smoothing is most easily accomplished with a bench
> A bench grinder is way to agressive for this, for deburring plates
> nothing beats a simple fine single cut file,
> a good Nicholson from the local hardware conglomerate about 6 inches is
> First, a single pass at 45 degrees to take the edge off, and then a
> rolling pass at 15 and 75 degrees.
> this will give you a nice even edge that is smooth and rounded.
> People overlook the simple file way to often.
Depending on the size of the part, I'd be tempted to go to a much larger
file. Use the biggest one you can control handily and that doesn't
totally overwhelm the part.
If all you are doing is deburring, there are several trick tools that
are really slick, often given away free as promotions by real machinist
http://www.use- enco.com/ CGI/INSRIT? PMAKA=380- 0300&PMPXNO= 2622091&PARTPG= INLMK3
If you have a lot of plates you can also tumble them. This may give you
a nice finish as well depending on what you want.
If you are using a bench grinder for deburring, get a giant Cratex
wheel, standard wheels will still leave a rough edge.
I'm not sure if you have a workshop area, but a heavy vise on a sturdy
bench help makes quick work of many aspects of armoring and almost any
miscellaneous projects. In addition to sawing, filing and chisel metals
and the like, I also use mine for is cutting up and roughing out
soapstone for seals!
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