Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'lathe tool'

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Turning #2: Tool Steel Wear Resistance

03-12-2017 12:17 AM by OSU55 | 7 comments »

As an engineer I’m always curious about claims of big improvements. When it comes to turning tool steel, there are a lot of marketing claims that some of the newer tool steels can get 3x to 10x more cutting time vs standard M2 HSS between sharpenings. There‚Äôs also plenty of users claiming the same type of extended life. Thing is, none of the claims by users or companies are supported by factual, objective data. Before I spent my hard earned $ on tools costing 2-5x more than common M2 HS...

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Simple 1/2 doughnut chuck

08-21-2015 11:41 PM by poospleasures | 6 comments »

Have been thinking of making a doughnut chuck to help hold some of the bowls I turn. I have seen many good examples here on LJ,s. As I am pretty simple and did not want to spend a lot of time making a large disc and several rings. Thought of a way to use my flat jaw with homemade extension jaws for the back half of the doughnut chuck and just made one ring for now which will fit many of the size bowls which I need to do the bases on. There is reasons to have the safety of afforded by the o...

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Chip deflector for Easy Wood Tools

05-30-2014 08:42 PM by Woodknack | 5 comments »

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.

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TIW Review No. 4 - Rockler Carbide Mini Turning Tool

02-04-2013 12:15 PM by Shawn Sealer | 3 comments »

Trying out the Rockler Carbide Mini Turning Tool. A Review of this tool reviled a highly crafted turning tool.

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