|Project by Redoak49||posted 08-21-2016 07:47 PM||623 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I have started to do some turning projects again and decided I wanted to try the carbide tooling.
I purchased the carbide tips from AZ Carbide and mounted the tips to either 3/8” or 1/2” square steel bars. The handles are made from ash and the ferrules are copper pipe end caps. The most difficult part for me was to create the seat for the carbide cutters. These needed to be flat and doing this was a bit of a challenge. The tips are held on with either 4-40 screws on the 3/8” bars or 6-32 screws for the 1/2” bar.
The carbide tools are very sharp, stay sharp and cut very well.