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Project by Jerry posted 09-29-2017 02:35 AM 1456 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, my questions in my blog post about carbide cutters inspired my good friend Andre to most generously mail me four cutters.

I decided to put these to use immediately and make a tool for the cutter. Oak handle, bronze ferrule, mild steel for the shaft.

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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-29-2017 03:21 AM

Nice job on building the tool Jerry. Adding these to your arsenal and you will find how valuable and time saving they can be.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jerry

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#2 posted 09-29-2017 03:43 AM



Nice job on building the tool Jerry. Adding these to your arsenal and you will find how valuable and time saving they can be.

- doubleDD

Thanks Dave. By the time I got finished making it, I was too tired to try it out…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Andre

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#3 posted 09-29-2017 05:51 AM

Looks pretty, hope it cuts as nice, I found the square inserts cut fast but not real clean. Threads no problem?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Jerry

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#4 posted 09-29-2017 06:21 AM



Looks pretty, hope it cuts as nice, I found the square inserts cut fast but not real clean. Threads no problem?

- Andre

Thanks Andre, and thanks for sending me the cutters! The only problem I had with the threads was I didn’t have an accurate reference for the drill size for the tap. I wound up drilling about 1/64” too small, and I could see the tap flexing and twisting when I was cutting the threads..but I used a lot of thread cutting oil and made it all the way through without breaking the tap.

Also, it was very fidgety getting the hole dead center of that 3/8” rod. It’s not perfectly centered, but it’s very close.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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ZAGREB

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#5 posted 09-29-2017 07:26 AM

hi Jerry
I made my shop made carbide tool too but I made square hand and it makes better to me
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/164450
have a nice day

-- bambi

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Jerry

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#6 posted 09-29-2017 08:02 AM



hi Jerry
I made my shop made carbide tool too but I made square hand and it makes better to me
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/164450
have a nice day

- ZAGREB

I saw it, really nice. I didn’t see anything square, so I don’t understand, can you tell me more? :-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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ZAGREB

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#7 posted 09-29-2017 09:52 AM

hi Jerry
I add two more pictures,I hope you´ll understand now
Have a lot of dust

-- bambi

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robscastle

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#8 posted 09-29-2017 10:58 AM

Jerry,
I you need more,

If the carbide cutter is about 14mm or very close it the same insert used in spiral cutter heads.
If its about 14mm and has a redius is the insert from a helical cutter head
The screw to secure them is a Torx 25 and it is torqued to about to 55 in-lbs or 6.2 Newton m.
Do not overtighten them as you may shatter the insert.
You can buy them on ebay for about $3 each, in sets of 10.

-- Regards Rob

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HokieKen

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#9 posted 09-29-2017 11:23 AM

Very nice Jerry. Now you need a diamond and round one to go with it! I think you’ll find that it won’t replace HSS tools but it will complement them very nicely in a lot of turnings.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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jeffswildwood

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#10 posted 09-29-2017 12:03 PM

Looks great Jerry! I’m a new turner and found these carbide cutters have really increased my learning curve. Smooth!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Mainiac Matt

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#11 posted 09-29-2017 12:36 PM

Nice job Jerry!

Please be sure to update us on how you like turning with carbide.

I have a running debate with the semi-retired machinist about carbide vs. tool steel… but that is always wrt. metal work and would like to hear about your experience.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 09-29-2017 12:59 PM

Jerry, you did a very nice job on this shop made tool.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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builtinbkyn

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#13 posted 09-29-2017 01:41 PM

Nice work Jerry. I only have carbide tools right now and so far have been fine for the work I’ve done.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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KelleyCrafts

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#14 posted 09-29-2017 03:23 PM

Awesome! Definitely get a couple other profiles. The round and diamond ones get used more than the square one in my shop. Congrats buddy.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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JoeinGa

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#15 posted 09-29-2017 04:05 PM

nice job Jerry. Looks good.

Just for what it’s worth, I tried making a tool from round stock before but I found it wanted to spin on the tool rest every time I used it. So after that I went with square stock for mine. That and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee… :)

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