Home Made Parting Tool

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Project by ed220 posted 01-10-2012 02:25 AM 2381 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw a You Tube video by Capt. Eddie Castellin about making a parting tool for turning and thought it would be a good tool to have considering Rockler wanted $34 bucks for one. Bought an edger blade at the local hardware store for 6 bucks and ground off the powder coat finish with my hand held grinder, put an edge on with my stationary grinder and slapped it between to pieces of hickory that I had and made my own. Nothing better than making your own tool and saving money at the same time. Thanks Capt Eddie. Your videos are great. Thanks for looking everyone.

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 04:35 AM

Looks like a good tool well done.

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#2 posted 01-10-2012 08:32 AM

thanks for the tip about Capt. Eddie’s videos. I just watched a couple and he seems to have some good tips

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 04:49 PM

Great tool. I need to make one ASAP. Was that ‘edger’ blade you used a blade for a yard/landscaping edger? Do you remember a brand? Does it hold an edge pretty good? How thick is it?

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 01-11-2012 04:34 AM

Nice looking tool. Looks like it works very well. I made mine ( using an old jointer knife that I ground down.

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#5 posted 01-11-2012 06:40 AM

Dennis- it’s about 1/16th inch thick. Its an edger blade from a gas operated edge trimmer.It holds an edge real well
Sorry I don’t remember the brand. Was in a green and black wrapper from True Value hardware.

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