|Project by reece||posted 04-10-2015 04:59 AM||2428 views||28 times favorited||16 comments|
I landed a good deal on a lathe on Craigslist but it didn’t come with any lathe chisels. Since we just had our first child days before I got the lathe so my wife didnt want me to spend much more money. So I took one of the spare square carbide cutters from my jointer and a $6 round bar from Lowes and made my first one… then i was hooked. So I made the next one with the round carbide cutter.
So with the first two carbide cutters done, I wanted to go a step further and ordered some O1 tool steel and made a scraper, skew, and parting tool which I hardened in a makeshift forge made out of a coffee can, and used a mapp gas torch for heat.
Here is the link that inspired me on the tools made from O1…. YouTube
All in all, it was a great experience to get my feet wet with wood turning and I wound up with a decent set of tools for way less cost than the store.
-- Reece Althoff, https://althoffwoodshop.com