Drill Bit Sharpening 101
simple jig is guaranteed to prevent headaches
well, drill bit headaches anyway. Tell your doctor if you are
experiencing vertigo. Known side effects are glee,
impressionable looks, calm demeanor, sharp and crisp holes, faster
drilling, friend envy and no loss of hair.
How I came up with this
fall-off-a-log-simple jig would hardly be considered an
accident because geniuses don't come up with things by
accident. We simply have the gift of looking at
something and instantly seeing how it can be improved.
We all know that necessity
is the mother of invention but not in this case...I didn't
I was watching a YouTube
video where this guy was sharpening drill bits. His
procedure wasn't much different from the way I had been
sharpening mine but there was one little thing he did that
caused me to have one of my genius moments. I
instantly pictured the jig in my mind's eye, had it all
figured out logistically and made a bee line for the shop to
What you're about to see
here is not for the faint of heart - it's pure
excitement...think of Clark Gable with Indiana Jones
adventure...it's...it's, Ok, it's not quite a pant load but
it sure shows you how well it works.
Closeup still pictures of
before and after sharpening to follow so check back soon.
Today is Sept 10, 2012.
After you get done with that
one you might be interested in seeing my other
YouTube videos - they show
all kinds of things; my shop construction, furniture jigs,
wood lathes and other subjects.
"It's hard to plane a door when you have to use the crack of your ass for a vise" Scott Shepherd, 1980.