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Project by aldente posted 1801 days ago 1530 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a friend give me a hammer pin out of a dead nail gun. The nose was flat like, a roughing gouge. The inside curve had groves that ran from tip to base. I used a contoured sharpening stone to smooth them out. The base is 3/8” dia. and is threaded. I ground the tip using the wolverine, sharpening jig, and the grinder. After that it went to my Tormex sharpening system. The main body of handle is osage orange and the nose is oak. The tail stripes is just tinted epoxy. I just used Danish oil for the finish. I used epoxy to hold the tip in place. The oak nose is held in place with a 3/8” dowel and glue. It works wonderfully. The piece of paduak is what I tried the finger najl gouge on. Anyone who has tried to turn paduak knows it’s not the easiest to turn. It’s kind of punky and splinters some. Just in case anyone was wondering, the piece of wood the paduak is leaning against is Spaltted Japense Maple. This was real fun to make, and only took a couple of hours.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa





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Joanne

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#1 posted 1801 days ago

Very nice looking and I am sure you will really enjoy turning with it.

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 1801 days ago

Great looking tool. So are you going into business? Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1801 days ago

nice work very creative

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Chris Wright

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#4 posted 1801 days ago

Looks great. I love making my own tools too.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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peruturner

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#5 posted 1801 days ago

Nice tool but I think the flute is a bit deep you will get vibration if mote than 3”of the tool rest I have a similar tool the flute never should be 1/2 the diameter of the tool at the most 1/3 of it ,see the gouges from makers eg,sorbys ,hamlet,etc,my2cents

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Loucarb

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#6 posted 1801 days ago

Well done.

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huff

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#7 posted 1801 days ago

I was impressed with your turnings, but now you show me you can make your own tools too. Now that’s cool! Great job.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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stefang

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#8 posted 1800 days ago

Looks like a useful gouge. Creative thinking. Hope you get good use from it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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