Wood Lathe Carbide Turning Tool

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Project by BrucePutman posted 04-24-2017 01:31 AM 1155 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a nice Carbide Insert Wood Turning Tool from exotic wood and Stainless Steel. This was a larger task than I originally thought as drilling and tapping 304 SS was not easy.
Parts list..

There are not a lot of parts needed to make a nice Wood Lathe Tool

1. Description: Nut, Type Compression, Tube Size 3/4 In., Tube Outside Dia. 3/4 In., Thread Size 1-18, Thread Connection, Material of Construction Brass
Model #: G3942032
Price: $1.53 ea

2. Description: 0.375” T-304 Annealed Stainless Square Rod, Random Length (10”-12”)
Model #: N/A
Price: $ 3.78 ea

3. Description: 11×11 x 2 R50 Carbide Insert 6.5% colbolt
Purchased: eBay Putm-Bruc seller – Drop me a note if you would like to buy some
Model #: N/A
Price: $ 4.95 ea

4. Description: 8-32 Flush Head Stainless Steal screw
Purchased: Denault Hardware
Model #: N/A
Price: $ 0.33 ea

5. Description: Wood ( Wild Almond and Iron Wood )
Purchased: eBay
Model #: N/A
Price: $20 for both

6. Description: Rubber Washer 9.5×17.5×4 mm
Model #: N/A
Price: $3.99 set

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-24-2017 01:51 AM

Great lathe tools. You’ll appreciate them more because you made them yourself!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 12:56 PM

Bruce, this is a very nice shop-made turning tool. Thanks for the post and all of the sources. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 08:18 PM

I made a detailed step by step instruction with over 100 photos on instructables showing how this was made.
I also sell the carbide inserts on eBay if interested..
They are made with the correct amount of cobalt for wood turning..


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