|Project by Jeremy Greiner||posted 02-08-2012 06:00 PM||2504 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
I finished my first homemade turning tool using a carbide tip. I want to thank everyone who commented on my blog with different ideas on it. I ended up sticking with the steel tubing and was able to cut away enough to make the tip stick out, and still be stable.
I used some scrap maple and walnut for the handle. I sandwiched together the pieces as suggested by Sylvain which worked out really well. I left the bar in during glue up, almost too long and took a good deal of force to remove it so I could turn the handle.
Once I turned the handle I spread epoxy on the steel bar and pushed it into the handle and let it set. Once set I tried a lot of force and was unable to get the bar to move so I’m pretty sure it’s glued to the handle nice and tight.
The handle is finished with several coats of salad bowl finish (it’s what I had laying around) and a coat of paste wax to smooth it out.
I’m really happy with how this turned out, now to make the square roughing gouge and the diamond shaped detailer.
15$ for the tip, + 3.50$ for the steel tube .. + glue scrap wood etc.. about 20$ for the tool can’t beat that.
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