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First attempt at making a carbide tipped lathe tool

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Blog entry by casecx700 posted 08-11-2015 05:08 PM 865 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.



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#1 posted 08-11-2015 11:42 PM

Nice! You’re gonna find that you’ll be making more of these. While you’re using it, you’ll realize you “shoulda done this different” , or “I wish I had made it 2” longer”

Trust me. I started out with the intention of making JUST TWO …. so far I’ve made 6 and I have another “change” in mind for another one already ! LOL

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#2 posted 08-12-2015 04:20 AM



Nice! You re gonna find that you ll be making more of these. While you re using it, you ll realize you “shoulda done this different” , or “I wish I had made it 2” longer”

Trust me. I started out with the intention of making JUST TWO …. so far I ve made 6 and I have another “change” in mind for another one already ! LOL

- JoeinGa

I am already planning the next one for the round cutter, I ordered a 6 foot ½ by ½ square bar off of Amazon for the metal part of the handle that should keep me busy for a while. I do wish the handle was longer but until I upgrade my lathe that is about as long as I can go.

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