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 Graver Sharpening 

Lindsay Patented Uniform Parallel Point™ is a V shaped graver point with relieved heels that works with any width V graver point.
U.S. Patent # 7,032,586

Link: Benefits and improvements of the patented point

The Fool-Proof Graver Sharpener is simple, quick, inexpensive and most of all repeatable dead-on accurate in reproducing the patented Uniform Parallel Point™

Scroll down below for the Lindsay sharpener options various templates.


Click arrow in images to play video

Colored graver beads are good for several uses.
1: Use them to help identify your gravers.

2: Set them at the proper distance on the graver for re-sharpening.We can have many gravers at different lengths and by using a bead on each the length gauge is not needed during re-sharpening.  They are free when ordered with something else on the site.  However you need to add them to your cart, to let us know you would like a bag of them.
 $0.00 Free BeadsAdd To Cart


Lindsay Graver Sharpening System

Sharpening Fixture with universal ™ 116 degree template, without stones $89 add_to_cart.gif

Note: The 116 degree universal ™ template grinds the same pre-sharpened poing that is supplied with each sale of an AirGraver® handpiece.  Additional  templates are listed  below

Sharpening Fixture alone without templates (this is the metal portion that holds the templates and graver) $66  add_to_cart.gif

Diamond bench stones for use with Graver Sharpener

Bench stone 260 diamond grit (6" x 2" x 1/2") $39 add_to_cart.gif
Bench stone 600 diamond grit (6" x 2" x 1/2") $39 add_to_cart.gif
Bench stone 1200 diamond grit (6" x 2" x 1/2") $39 add_to_cart.gif
Bench stone 2000 diamond grit (6" x 2" x 1/2") $39
Ceramic Bench Stone (6"x1"x1/2")

Graver Sharpening Sets

Sharpener set with one template
Includes: Sharpener with fixture and all four diamond bench stones (260, 600, 1200, 2000), and the universal ™™ 116 degree V template.
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Sharpener set with four basic templates
Includes: Sharpener with fixture and all four diamond bench stones (260, 600, 1200, 2000), plus 4 templates: universal ™ 116 degree, Detailing, 105, and Flat & Knife Combo.

Bead Stone Setting Sharpening Set - Suggested by Portland Jewelry Academy
1) Metal Sharpening Fixture: $66
2) Four Diamond Bench Stones 260, 600, 1200, and 2000: $156
3) Mirror-Grave™ Polishing Sheet: $10
4) Flat/ knife Combo template: $23
5) Onglette template: $24
6) Round point template: $23
7) Narrower template: $8.00
8) Two High speed steel graver blanks: $12
9) One Carbalt™  graver blank: $15
10) Right/Left hand Onglette template $24
11) Two M42 graver blanks $20
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Note: if you are wanting this set without one or more of the items for to exchange one of another, you can order this set as it is and during checkout write a note in the place provided what you'd like to add or subtract.  Go through with the order that way and then we can refund or send a PayPal request for any difference in price. 



About Lindsay Graver Sharpener Templates

The various templates are used with the metal sharpening fixture show above ($66).   Just one metal fixture is needed and is used with any of the templates. 

Templates for Uniform Parallel point™ will provide a point with a nominal: 45 degree face, 16.5 degree high heel.  The face and heel can be changed in the fixture by simply reducing the graver length protruding from the fixture.  With all the templates grind more on the points taper facets to make a smaller faced point as desired.

Templates: Left to Right. Click photo to enlarge
Top row: universal ™, Roland Baptist gold inlay, Dario Cortini bulino, and Caligraphy. 
Bottom row: Round point, 70 degree bulino, Phil Coggan Bulino, Detailing, and Flat/knife.    


"Calligraphy ™"
123 V

Uniform Parallel point™$23
Uniform Parallel Point™ information

"Universal ™"
116 V

Uniform Parallel point™(this template is the one that is included with the sharpening fixture) $23
Uniform Parallel Point™ information

96 V

Uniform Parallel point™$23
Uniform Parallel Point™ information


70V $27add_to_cart.gif
80V $24
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V $24add_to_cart.gif
100V $24add_to_cart.gif
105V $24
110V $24
120V $24

Bulino Template Set
Includes the most popular of the V templates used to make bulino points in a set.  Includes: 80V, 90V, 105V, 120V and the Phil Coggan Bulino template.
Bulino Set $99
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Stipple Templates: Used to make a 3/32" square graver blank into a stipple point

R. Baptiste square stipple $16 Add To Cart
Small Hex stipple $16 Add To Cart
Large Hex stipple $16 Add To Cart
Round stipple $16 Add To Cart
Stipple set (includes all four) $56 Add To Cart

The templates to the left are for grinding various width V Lindsay patented Uniform Parallel points. These templates are also used to make various width bulino dot gravers by not utilizing the two primary heel facets on the template.

Phil Coggan Bulino™

Bulino point. Similar to Dario Cortini bulino with shallower facets.
Information about this point on the engraving forum.

Dario Cortini Bulino™

 Similar to Phil Coggan's Bulino with steeper facets
Information about this point on the engraving forum.

Inverted Bulino Points™

Inverted Bulino Graver Points
These are somewhat similar to the above Phil Coggan and Dario Cortini points.  (click photo to enlarge)

80 degree V inverted point template$22  add_to_cart.gif
90 degree V inverted point template$22 add_to_cart.gif
100 degree V inverted point template $22 add_to_cart.gif
105 degree V inverted point template $22 add_to_cart.gif
110 degree V inverted point template $22 add_to_cart.gif
Set of all five inverted point templates $110 add_to_cart.gif


70 V Bulino™

Uniform Parallel Point™$27 add_to_cart.gifview_cart.gif
(Used with a heel for lines or without a heel for bulino dots)   Face angle is 55 degrees for a stronger tip.
Uniform Parallel Point™ information

Flat & Knife Combo™

For making flats or a small undercut gold inlay graver (used in the method of undercutting by removing metal)

Parallel Flat™

Parallel Flat Template. This is similar to the above but it makes parallel sides similar to a more traditional flat graver. 

Round Point™

 For making a round bottom graver.
 Information about this and other points on the engraving forum.

Roland Baptiste gold inlay point™

For making an undercut chisel. This is used in the method of undercutting by displacing metal rather than the method of removing metal.

Information about Roland's point on the engraving forum.
Roland's video
Thread 1
Thread 2
Thread 3 with video   

Ray Cover Templates

Ray Cover, Background Flat  (Use with Ray Cover taper template) $23 add_to_cart.gif 

Ray Cover, BrightCut (Use with Ray Cover taper template) $21add_to_cart.gif 

Ray Cover, Standard (90 degree) triangle heel (Use with Ray Cover taper template) $21.00 add_to_cart.gif 

 Ray Cover, Taper  $16 add_to_cart.gif 

Standard 80 degree Bulino (Use with Ray Cover taper template)  $15 add_to_cart.gif 

Ray Cover, Template Set  $89 add_to_cart.gif

Templates sold individually
or in a set

Click photo for enlargement

Click here for a thread and information from Ray Cover about
these template and his points


Paolo "MRTHE™" Curcio, 50 Degree V & Rounded Corner Flat - Combo Set

Click to enlarge

 The "MRTHE" three piece template set can numerious points:

- 50 V degree point without heels for detailing and very fine shading
- 50 V degree point with heels for medium and deep lines and for prepare inlay work
- Flat graver point
- Flat rounded corner point ,for easy background removal,the rounded corner reduce marks,especially usefull for hobo nickel carving
- Flat big radius point for sculpting works
- Stippling square point
- Stippling round point
- Sculpting Punch point in various geometries (round ,square and rectangle)
- Small round point

Paolo "MRTHE" Curcio, 50 Degree V & Rounded Corner Flat - Combo - Three piece Set

For more informatoin and photographs by Paolo of the various points these templates make please
this thread on



Negative relief 116 Uniform Parallel Graver Point™ template.

This template is the same as the normal 116°, but the relief grind under the heel is negative. The purpose of this negative grind is to achieve more heel clearance. This additional relief was described in the Lindsay Uniform Parallel Point™ patent, but this is the first template made available to actually achieve this point.

This template requires that the height of the grinding lap or bench stone be 3/4" instead of the usual 1/2" seen in all previous templates. I recommend just shimming your 1/2" stones up the last 1/4".

A power hone for initially shaping this is helpful. However it can be done with the diamond bench stones. Steve tested how long it would take him to sharpen one from a Carbalt™ blank on the diamond bench stones. It was 15 minutes. Of course starting with a the 3 degree tapered Carbalt™ blank would considerably shorten the time.


Negative Relief Universal ™


Negative Universal ™ Template
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Negative Relief ™
Detailing ™ 96 degree Uniform Parallel Point™ template

This is the same type of Negative relief template described above but it makes a Detailing 96 degree angle.
Add To Cart

Negative Relief  Detailing

Joacim Jansson - Extra Negative Relief ™
"Detailing 96 degree" Uniform Parallel Point™ template

This is the same type of Negative relief template described above but with more relief as well as it will make a narrower shank.
Add To Cart

Forum thread about this template and point:  

Extra Negative Relief  Detailing

"MicroGraver ™ Template Set"

Thanks to Paolo Curcio ( for development ideas and help with this template set!


Add To Cart

Please visit this thread on the Forum for more information about these templates.

This double thickness template set is similar to the "Narrower" template above, however the square in this set is smaller. It is used to narrower the graver too, but so that it closer to parallel with the shank, so that the grind is more long and slender. After the square template is used, the round is used to round the top edge of the slender shank. After this the graver is sharpened normally with the other available templates to make micro versions of the graver points.

The wrench are setscrew are provided to replace the thumbscrew in the sharpening fixture. This is needed to be done before using these templates because they grind so low that the thumbscrew will be in the way if it is not removed. Simple remove the thumbscrew and install the setscrew with the supplied wrench. Of course, when you finish with shaping a graver shank with these templates you may reinstall the thumbscrew.
"Narrower ™" Template Click photo to enlarge
 The photo below illustrates three thinning techniques.

Thinning the tip of the blank can be done using this template which fits on the Lindsay sharpening fixture. 

Illustrating how the pin can be moved if desired to rotate the grinds 45 degrees to the shank.  "Narrower" Template  $8.00
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1/16" thick 6" Diameter Diamond Sharpening Laps  
Will replace laps on power hones originally  supplied with 5" diameter laps.

1200 grit diamond lap $25 add_to_cart.gifview_cart.gif
600 grit diamond lap $28
260 grit diamond  lap $35
100 grit diamond  lap $48

Polishing Sheet

Instructions: Finish hone the graver point on a 2000 or 3000 diamond Bench stone. Next set the Mirror-Grave™ Polishing Sheet on the diamond bench stone and rub face & heels lightly a few strokes for a mirror polish.  Will polish HSS, M42, M48 or Carbalt™ gravers.
More info on the engraving forum at this thread link.

Polishing Sheet only $10

Cast Iron Lap
Note: See the above Mirror-Grave sheet.  The film is easier to use, less messy and less expensive than the cast iron lap method.  For polishing also consider the ceramic bench stone sold below.


Cast Iron Lap  

Ceramic Bench Stone (6"x1"x1/2")
and Diamond Paste. For polishing graver facets to a mirror.


Ceramic Stone $67

Diamond paste $42

This ceramic stone is 1/2" thick and the height needed for our FoolProof template sharpener. 

Used to polish carbalt and carbide gravers with our diamond paste. 

Can be used without diamond for polishing M42 and HSS gravers.

We have discontinued the diamond spray as so much of it was wasted and not getting applied to the surface of the ceramic stone.  To use the diamond past dab some on to the ceramic stone and smear it over the surface.  In these photos more than necessary was applied.  Half that much is more than enough.  During use of sharpening the diamond becomes imbedded and caught in the surface of the ceramic.

Last photo to the right:
The corners of the ceramic are fragile and the one you receive you will see chips.  It is the nature of them but this does not effect the intended use. 

Lap Mandrel Adapter
for converting a drill press to a power hone.  Can also be used to mount and spin the Anti-MagLap™ described below.
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Click for information from Carl Bleile on the engraving forum about the adapter

Colored graver beads

Slip these over your graver to help identify
your various graver point.  (Graver in photo not inclded)



These are free when placing an order with something else on the website.  During checkout just write a note that you would like a bag.   Otherwise, they can be ordered by themselves below.

Random colored graver bands.  Approx 20 to 25 in a bag $5.00
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Dental Bur sharpener
by Tim Wells
This small fixture is designed to sharpen used 1/16th inch carbide dental burrs or carbide rod to a four sided taper that can be used in the air rotarty tools such as the NSK Presto.  The fixture has a through hole so a longer piece of carbide can be sharpened if need be. If you would like a tapered point that is steeper or less step, all that need be done is to set the fixture on something of suitable thickness so as to give the taper desired.   This can be used with diamond bench stones like used with the Lindsay template sharpening system, Tom White's power hone or other power hones.  

Dental Bur sharpener $45
through Tim Wells directly
Click here to email and order from Tim Wells


Spin this lap to demagnetize gravers or other small metal objects. To use, hold the object to be demagnetized close to the center of the spinning lap and pull the object straight away from the center.


Comes with a 1/2" hole in the center so that it can be mounted on a power hone. Or it can be mounted on a "mandrel lap adapter" (sold above) so that a drill press or electric hand drill can be used to spin the lap. Big thank you to Paolo for his contribution and help with this lap!
Forum thread about the Anti-MagLap

 Anti-MagLap $46


Onglette and other sharp V templates
(all with 55 degree faces for point strength)

These templates have 55 degree faces for
additional point strength

Click image to enlarge

Onglette template $24
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50-60 template $24
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50-60 double-angled™ face template (large template only, use small template from the normal faced 50-60 template set)
Add To Cart

60-70 template $24
Add To Cart

Onglette and Sharp V Templates Set™ (sold as four piece a set)
Add To Cart 

Special Right hand Onglette template
Similarly pictured to the 50-60 double angled face template above but in an Onlegleet shape

Right hand Onglette template $24
Add To Cart 

Point pictured below is of an Onglette point shaped with the Onglette template (sold above) Click image to enlarge

More information is available in this thread on the engraving forum about the Onglette template. 
  Video made by Chris Botha shaping and sharpening the Onlette point

Mike Dubber - Speitzer Point Template

More information and discussion about the Speitzer Point Template
visit this
thread link on

Mike Dubber Speitzer point™ $42.00
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Les Schowe - Gold Inlay & Undercut Template

More information and discussion about the Gold Inlay & Undercut Template
visit this
thread link on

Les Schowe Gold Inlay & Undercut $24.00
Add To Cart

Otto Carter
BULLDOZER™ STRENGTH point graver fixture

If you are into some harder metals and breaking points, this fixture can help to modify the cutting edge of Uniform Parallel points™ with a very tiny squared off facet on the cutting edges that provide a bulldozer effect.  Use on the edge of a table as shown below to help align your stone.  This fixture helps by positioning the cutting edge parallel to the edge of the fixture where the stone is used. Note the side of the pointer the graver is placed on.  The point should point away from the pointer.  Click photos to enlarge to help see detail.  

Arkansas stone sold separately and together as a set.  

Bulldozer fixture $28
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Arkansas stone
4" x 1/2" rectangle $32
Add To Cart


Bulldozer fixture and Arkansas stone
 Add To Cart

Otto Carter Multi-Angle Omnigrind™ Template
For information on the use of this template, visit the thread on the Engraving Forum:

The below photo shows the template on the metal sharpening fixture.  Note: The metal sharpening fixture (sold at the top of this page) that the template fits on is not included with the template.  The fixture needs to be purchased separately if you do not have one.

Multi-Angle Omnigrind™ Template $29
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Modified sharpening fixture to hold extensions.  This is used if needed to sharpen very short gravers 3/4 to 1" long.

Modified sharpening fixture for sharpening 3/4" to 1" long gravers
Add To Cart

Note: At lease one straight extension is required for use. Straight Extension $11
Add To Cart


Knurled Nut
Used to replace the hex nut that comes on the metal sharpening fixture. 

Knurled Nut
Add To Cart

Templates for Engraver Carl Bleile's Graver Points

Tool point descriptions as pictured left to right. 
(1) banknote engraving for darker lines (red templates),

(2) scraping tool for removing tool marks, final contouring, also removes excess gold and shapes raised inlays after inlaying (green template)
(3) background removal tool with special side grinds to get around main area without nicking (blue template).
(4) medium to deep outline, removing background in tight areas, preparing for background removal and gold inlay (red templates).
More information and discussion about Carl Bleile's points and templates on  Thread 1,   Thread 2,   Thread 3Thread 4 Thread 5Thread 6Thread 7, Thread 8, Thread 9  Thread 10

Carl Bleile Template set $68

Sold separately

Deep Line & BankNote (red templates)

Scraper (green template)

Sculpturing & Relief (blue template)

Uniform Parallel point™
This is the type of point most of the V templates for the Lindsay Sharpener make. 
Click here for more information about this point

  • TW Design Variable Speed Power Hone


  • High torque variable speed motor

  • 2900 max RPM

  • Plenty of power for quick grinding

  • Dual sided 6" diamond disk 180 roughing and 2200 polishing allows a point to be ground and polished quickly.

  • Disk is placed to the back and offset allowing more work table in front for the templates or fixtures

  • Fused input

  • Heavy gauge steel construction

Available in two models through the T.W. Designs website (order there)
Click here to go to T. W Designs website

The Diamond Power Hone is available in two models.. Read more about the features of these hones and order direct on the T.W. Design Website (click here)

See discussion thread on the engraving
forum about the hone click here thread

T-W Designs - Diamond Power Hone
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 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 more easy 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.



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