This is my first attempt at making a carbide tipped lathe tool, the handle is made of oak and ash cut and glued at a 45 degree angle and doweled for added strength. The metal part that holds the cutter is made of a piece of .5 inch round rod that I purchased from home depot and tapped a #8 32TPI thread into to accommodate the easy wood tool cutter. Currently I am waiting on the epoxy to set up so I can finish it up tomorrow hopefully. I am planning on finishing with Boiled linseed oil.
Old video, only 480p, that I dug up to play around with Cyberlink Power Director 12. Chips from the square cutter tend to fly straight back at your fingers and if the wood is just the right hardness, will give you a thousand little paper cuts and that isn’t fun. Commercial versions seemed expensive for a piece of plexiglass so here is a simple shop made version. Changes I would make are bigger magnets and a shorter wood base. I keep meaning to cut these down.
I started my Youtube channel series router 101 some time ago, and Ep.7 (of 8) is just out. The link for Episode 1, choosing a router can be found here: Please do take a look, comment and like, be sure to check out all the episodes, there are a lot of tips, tricks, and jig making episodes within the full series.
Carbide, is often a single word misnomer referring to one or more specific carbide mixtures depending on the context in which it is used. A carbide compound is simply the presence of Carbon and one or more other electronegative materials such as: Titanium (Ti) Tungsten (W) Cobalt (Co) Aluminum (Al) Silicon (Si) Why Carbide is so popular is its distinct characteristic that, when mixed with other components such as Cobalt (Co) and Nickel (Ni), allow its structure to be changed t...
I managed to squeeze in a workshop update before the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy!
After some success with pens and a few bottle stoppers, I decided a bowl was overdue. I picked up a couple 2×6 rounds last week of curly maple and decided to see what kind of bowl I could fashion from one. I located center and attached the faceplate with some screws. My intention was to cut the bottom of the bowl for the Nova Chuck and shape it as much I could before turning it around and hollowing out the inside. I made the recess and shape the outside curve then sanded it to 600 grit. ...
Well, it’s installed in the planer. Watch the videos below to see how things turned out. I still haven’t finished editing the machining video, but I’ll get to it. See my first Topic SHELIX CUTTERHEADand Part I and Part II of this blog entry Here I begin inserting the teeth.......and here I finish. I didn’t want to bore you with watching me insert every tooth....Here is the first time I actually power up the planer. Pretty intimidating, if you ask me. I was r...
Today, Rick and I attended the Woodstock Wood Show and had the pleasure of meeting Jim McEntee, Vice President of Steel City Tool Works.. (See Part I of the interview with Jim) At the wood show, Jim introduced me to Terry Ross, Sales Manager for the Ontario Region, and David Campagna, Sales Manager for Eastern Canada Region. After some discussion about LumberJocks and what we are up to, we talked about the new products that will soon be introduced by Steel City. (for example: the j...
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