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Bob Tascione

    Hi Cornelio,

    I’m going to have to do a little hunting around for a supplier of tool steel blanks. It’s been many years since I purchased them new. 1/16″ to 1/8″ 01-Oil hardening Tool steel blanks would be good to use for gravers. I’ll check online to see what I can find. You can get Carbide blanks that size at Travers and at MacMasters but not too sure about Tool Steel. Eternal Tools also has a great set of Carbide gravers as well as Escapement files, burnishers etc. Used gravers used to be very easy to find at the local nawcc marts so most members would stock up on them.
    Also making them out of old files and high speed steel needles (not the chrome or stainless ones) works really well.
    Those honing sheets sound great. Where did you get them? I use to buy something like that but not sure it’s the same product. I would glue them onto a disk (the face) and then spin it in the lathe to sharpen gravers and other tools. What you’re talking about sounds like something new though. Would like to know more about them.
    I’m having a hard time visualizing what that graver looks like that you mentioned in your previous post…the one that looks like a wood chisel. Any chance you can post a pic of it?