The eBay Chisel- Turning a Handle

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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 01-24-2016 06:46 PM 770 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 01-24-2016 08:03 PM

Man, you REALLY need to sharpen your turning tools. You’re workin’ too hard.


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#2 posted 01-24-2016 09:06 PM

Bill, Yes these are not the sharpest. They are harbor freight set and are not of good quality. I’ve sharpened them a couple times already since getting my lathe at Christmas. I’m on the lookout for new turning tools.

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#3 posted 01-24-2016 09:17 PM

Yeah, you pretty much have to sharpen then on a regular basis. I turn a lot of chisel handles and it usually takes a sharpening per handle.

That being said, nice work bud. I usually put the taper on the live center itself all the way to the right. Then, I can pop it off and test fit it to get it perfect off the lathe. I usually rough out the profile before then so I’m not putting a lot of pressure on the end of the taper. So once the taper is done I fine tune the profile, sand and finish it, then part it.

Nice shop too.

Edit: I’ve bought 2 – 10$ set of the hf bevel edge chisels for points, radius, and a couple others profiles but most are just straight across.

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