|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 09-15-2016 08:06 PM||726 views||0 times favorited||24 comments|
I finally finished these tools I wanted to try out so I had to make handles for them.
The handles are about 1 3/4” x 13” long and made from a sandwich of walnut and maple.
The ferrules are steel from an old rusty piece of pipe I had that was just the right size.
They are finished with clear lacquer.
The first tool is a negative rake scraper for inside of bowls. I found a drawing of one and it has an included angle of 65 degrees- 25 on the top and 40 on the bottom in case someone wants to make one. It is ground to shape and will be sharpened with a diamond hone. It cuts pretty good.
For the second tool I was goofing around with a design I saw a guy from Ireland make from a box end wrench. I tried to copy the ring design . When I tried it out, it was super aggressive with that slim edge – so much so that the edge shattered in places ( 4th shot). I wish I could have used high speed steel but both of these are made from O-1 and hardened and not drawn back very much at all. I ground the top of the ring flat giving it a negative rake also and it cuts pretty good with real fine chips.. It is a novelty and never will replace my 5/8” bowl gouge.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!