I was reading “Around the woods.com”, when it said it was cheaper to make your own Oland Tools for roughing out bowls. I had a fallen tree, (sycamore) so now I can make a load of bowls (!) for next year. So I reckoned this would be good for the bowls.
So I got some 5/8” cold steel, enough for 2 tools around 15” each.
I drilled out 3/8” on one end, 2” deep, and I drilled and tapped the holes in the side.
I turned the wooden handle, and made a steel handle for the other.
The metal is steadier, but I like the wood.
These are the finished tools!
This is the Oland Tool
The HSS Tool blanks were 1/4”x1/4” x4”
The cost of the tools were €1.50 for the tool blanks, and the cold steel was free.
And the turning of the bowls? Priceless!
I will shown you the bowls when they are done!