Kelton Hollower

Kelton Hollower

Post by Barry N. Turne » Mon, 31 Oct 2005 10:44:02



My Kelton Hollower is beginning to lose its edge.  I keep touching up the
edge with a credit card-sized diamond hone, but I keep thinking its gonna
need grinding.  I'm using the one with the most severe curve.  Anyone ever
try grinding one of these things?  I'm thinking I'm gonna have to give it a
shot, but I don't wanna ruin my tool.

Barry

 
 
 

Kelton Hollower

Post by scot » Wed, 02 Nov 2005 12:21:12


hey Barry,
I just ran into this situation -  at the risk of sounding like i get a
kickback from Oneway - thier Wolverine Grinding system with the
vari-grind attachment thing is totally cool.  My Kelton Hollower was
also losing it's bite and I also used a diamond hone...eh....then when
I got the new grinding rig set up I deceided to give it a try on "ol'
Kelton...without the vari-grind, I held the flat side of the tool
tangent to the surface of the wheel and just touched it to create a
burr  -then very carfully used the diamond hone across the end of the
tip and the thing cut like new....

just don't take too big a cut on the grinding wheel and it really does
need to be a slow speed wheel.  I'm pretty sure that if you had a 6"
rather than the more popular 8" whell, the grind on the edge or face of
the hollower would be perfect...I just haven't gotten that 6" wheel
yet.

 
 
 

Kelton Hollower

Post by Barry N. Turne » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 01:04:33


I'm getting my nerve up........this Saturday, I'm gonna sharpen it or ruin
it.  Whatever, but I'm tired of trying to use it dull.

Barry


Quote:
> hey Barry,
> I just ran into this situation -  at the risk of sounding like i get a
> kickback from Oneway - thier Wolverine Grinding system with the
> vari-grind attachment thing is totally cool.  My Kelton Hollower was
> also losing it's bite and I also used a diamond hone...eh....then when
> I got the new grinding rig set up I deceided to give it a try on "ol'
> Kelton...without the vari-grind, I held the flat side of the tool
> tangent to the surface of the wheel and just touched it to create a
> burr  -then very carfully used the diamond hone across the end of the
> tip and the thing cut like new....

> just don't take too big a cut on the grinding wheel and it really does
> need to be a slow speed wheel.  I'm pretty sure that if you had a 6"
> rather than the more popular 8" whell, the grind on the edge or face of
> the hollower would be perfect...I just haven't gotten that 6" wheel
> yet.

 
 
 

Kelton Hollower

Post by Greg Jense » Sun, 06 Nov 2005 06:44:07


Try using a medium slip stone or hard Arkansas instead of the diamond.  A
course diamond is 220 grit which is not course enough to raise a good burr.

Greg Jensen
North American Rep for Kelton Tools



Quote:
> My Kelton Hollower is beginning to lose its edge.  I keep touching up the
> edge with a credit card-sized diamond hone, but I keep thinking its gonna
> need grinding.  I'm using the one with the most severe curve.  Anyone ever
> try grinding one of these things?  I'm thinking I'm gonna have to give it
> a
> shot, but I don't wanna ruin my tool.

> Barry

 
 
 

Kelton Hollower

Post by Kevin Mille » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 05:07:14


Quote:

> hey Barry,
> I just ran into this situation -  at the risk of sounding like i get a
> kickback from Oneway - thier Wolverine Grinding system with the
> vari-grind attachment thing is totally cool.  My Kelton Hollower was
> also losing it's bite and I also used a diamond hone...eh....then when
> I got the new grinding rig set up I deceided to give it a try on "ol'
> Kelton...without the vari-grind, I held the flat side of the tool
> tangent to the surface of the wheel and just touched it to create a
> burr  -then very carfully used the diamond hone across the end of the
> tip and the thing cut like new....

> just don't take too big a cut on the grinding wheel and it really does
> need to be a slow speed wheel.  I'm pretty sure that if you had a 6"
> rather than the more popular 8" whell, the grind on the edge or face of
> the hollower would be perfect...I just haven't gotten that 6" wheel
> yet.

Any chance of posting a photo?  (Web page or the woodworking binary
newsgroups - don't post binaries here.)  I'm not sure I'm envisioning
that exactly...

...Kevin
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Kevin Miller
http://www.alaska.net/~atftb
Juneau, Alaska
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