|Project by jbschutz||posted 05-28-2014 06:35 PM||1047 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Lathe Cutter Handles I had been thinking about it for a while and finally decided to give carbide cutters a try on my lathe work. After doing a little research, I bought two 1/2 inch square bars and 9 cutters; 3 square, 3 radius square and 3 circular. All I had to do was make a pair of handles and mount the square bars.
I turned out two 10.5 inch handles from a scrap of 1.5 inch thick walnut, used 3/4 inch copper pipe sleeve as ferules, and (after grinding off the corners on the lower three inches of the bars) bedded the bars into a 5/8 inch hole about three inches deep with epoxy. Now I am ready to try Carbide! It turned out to be a fun and useful project.
-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com