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We Offer Power Hones, Transfer Products, Plasticized Wood, & More
TW Designs sells novel products developed by expert craftsmen designed to make your craft easier. Used by gun and knife engravers worldwide along with all fine craftsmen who need the sharpest of tools for their craft. With lifetimes of experience as artists and fine craftsmen, we cater to clients all over the world.
TW Designs sells unique products developed by expert craftsmen designed to make your life easier. Used by gun and knife engravers worldwide along with all fine craftsmen who need the sharpest of tools for their craft. With lifetimes of experience as artists and fine craftsmen, we cater to clients all over the world. We do offer international shipping.
We search for the finest domestic and exotic woods and burls and make them better. Our process provides you with materials that will remain size-stable and water- and oil-resistant, which makes them excellent choices for knife scales, pens, pencils, wine bottle stoppers, and other delicate craft items. In most cases, you can achieve a high gloss with only polishing.
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Review by Steve Lindsay
I have been using this T-W Diamond Power Hone for some time. The speed in which I can rough and finish a carbalt blank is under two minutes with the machine. I use the machine to rough grind using the Lindsay template fixture. Once roughed I then rub the graver face on a Lindsay 2000 diamond bench diamond stone with 10 to 15 strokes and then place on the heels with 3 to 7 strokes per side depending on the heel size needed. I use the machine at maximum speed for this roughing. The motor has good torque, and I can lean on the graver somewhat that also helps. If grinding a High-Speed Steel graver, I take it easier, and I don't lean on it as much so that the graver does not get hot and lose its temper. Be careful with HSS graver, and don't get them so hot that they turn colors. I monitor the heat of HSS gravers with my fingers while grinding for this reason.
Review by Jim Downing
I recently received my new T.W. Designs Deluxe 2 Diamond Power Hone, and I couldn't be happier with the improvements over the original design. The original was a great machine but ran too fast for me, and the diamond hone would flex at times, skewing the angles. I use The Lindsay M-42 and Carbolt bits along with the Lindsay Template system and spend many hours each day at the bench engraving stainless steel "Vaqueros." These are some of the hardest guns on the market so keeping the sharpest tool is a must. Tom has changed the electronics on the new tool to allow for a slower speed *as you like* with a high torque in the full range of speed. The two-sided diamond lap is now supported from within for a stiff and accurate cut angle. The new two-way switch will deliver the rheostat adjusted low to mid-speed or the full 4900 RPM high end. I was afraid the unit might lift off the bench at high speed, so I disconnected the top connection on the switch and disabled the high speed, which I don't use. I used to be torn about which was the best power hone on the market but the New Duluxe 2 Diamond Power Hone is the hands-down winner that I will recommend to all my students and fellow engravers.
- Jim Downing, TheGunEngraver.com