|Project by Splitblade||posted 08-15-2015 07:17 AM||978 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Wanted a few carbide tools and got sticker shock when I found out they were $100+ per tool, looked into what was needed to make my own, and discovered there really wasn’t that much involved. bought some square stock steel bar pulled in some juniper from the firewood pile (nice purple heartwood) did a little bent wood laminate inlay with walnut veneer and wallah carbide tools. I like them about just as much as my standard lathe tools but they work awesome on rough stock and harder materials (did some antler turnings and couldn’t recommend them more).
Also the handle design was slightly different then others I have seen, I like the flare on the back and thought I would try it, by far most comfortable well balanced turning handle I have ever used and if….more like when I make more, I will most defiantly be duplicating this design.