|Project by Paul Jenkins||posted 12-21-2014 05:07 PM||1098 views||7 times favorited||4 comments|
I think this conforms to the project posting rules, as there is a heavy wood component to it.
My wife is a big fan of carbide turning tools, but they’re expensive. In Australia, $200+ for the full size things. While it cost me a bit of elbow grease and time, the actual components (cutter/screw/metal/wood/ferule) set me back closer to $20. I spent a bit more than that getting the tooling (tap, drill bit, epoxy, cutting fluid) but they’re all reusable. Factoring it all in with how many cutters I bought, metal lengths, etc the “worst case” per tool is $50.
And it gets better – traditional 7th year wedding anniversary gift is copper, so I got away with making her the chisels thanks to the copper ferule!