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« on: August 17, 2015, 05:03:10 am »

When you groove the stone for groove wrapping, where do you put the groove?

Half way? 1/3 of the way? or ?

I looked at quite a few tutorials but can't find any info.

Or is it a personal preference?

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 07:46:56 am »

I have done it at halfway.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 09:42:27 am »

What's the best method for making a groove for the most even line and depth?
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 10:27:03 am »

I built a fence for my 8" trim saw to maintain a consistent groove and then free hand the depth by making a mark on the saw blade at the depth I want to cut.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 03:09:48 pm »

What's the best method for making a groove for the most even line and depth?

I found this thread a while ago. I am trying to jury-rig something similar.

http://gemstone.smfforfree4.com/index.php/topic,9955.0.html

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2015, 09:07:12 pm »

I like a reasonable dome on the stone so place the groove fairly low maybe 1/4 up.

The groove need not be deep, just somewhere to locate the wire, needs to be consistent. I tend to place the stone against a square sided block of wood and turn the stone lightly against a thin 6" blade at least twice.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2015, 06:25:05 am »

Thanks!

Once I get my set up done with my Gryphette I will fiddle around with it.

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