|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 08-28-2011 10:58 PM||2102 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a tool I have had in the planning for a long time. I wanted a tool to undercut things like the head of a mushroom on a wine stopper or refrigerator magnet. I had made a LH undercut tool and use it a lot to cut round bottom grooves in the bottoms of bowls where I used to use a skew. It also has the angle on it so I can get real close to the center when grooving a bowl bottom.
This one is made from a 1/2” tool steel lathe tool bit which is ground to a .125 blade and rounded . It is welded to a piece of 5/8” square hot rolled steel which I cut it out to 1/2” to fit the tool in and welded it all around and then rounded the other end with a 4 1/2” angle grinder to fit the 5/8” hole in the handle. The handle is made from a sandwich of mahogany and maple with grooves burned in with a 1/16 aircraft cable. the brass ferrule around the top of the handle is probably the last piece I can get out of an old brass hammer I had. I made that hammer with a 1” head and 3/4” handle back in 1965 when I was a tool and die apprentice. I found it in mom’s house when we were cleaning it out and thought it could be of further use someday. That day has come and gone. The last shot is what is left of the 1” head with a threaded hole in the center…..........Jim
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