|Project by Tim Dahn||posted 03-27-2011 07:22 PM||2755 views||24 times favorited||22 comments|
I saw this at Tool making art and had to give it a try and I wish I would have made it a lot sooner! After the initial try out I would describe it as a roughing tool but after using it for a few days I learned how easy it is to make a light cut too. Made from a pencil sharpener cutter, 8” piece of 5/16 all tread and 2 brass nuts and a little lathe time with some curly maple. It seems to perform the same on hard or soft woods, just pulls a little harder on hardwoods.
Pic 1 Pencil shave on a pile if curls or spills
Pic 2 Pencil shave with spills from heavy and light cuts
Pic 3 Work piece when the pencil shave was stopped mid-cut
Pic 4 work piece view
Pic 5 When ending the cut a quick twist of the wrist will clean off the spill
Pic 6 shows some end grain view
Here is the link to tool making art: http://toolmakingart.com/2009/07/27/pencil-shave/
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