|Project by Chris||posted 07-15-2012 06:50 PM||3298 views||10 times favorited||7 comments|
I wanted to try a carbide insert rougher (but didn’t want to pay too much for the privilege). So I picked up a set of 18 mm inserts from Cap’n Eddie ( http://eddiecastelin.com/products_and_services ). He has a lot of turning videos on youtube if anyone is interested. Anyway, I got the ½ inch steel bar set up for the cutters and turned a handle from an oak that came down in the back yard a few years ago. The first and last shots are of the completed tool, 2 and 3 are in progress, and 4 and 5 were my first attempt. At first I thought I would rout the ½ inch pocket in two pieces of lumber and glue them together to have a handle with a square hole for the square bar. It looked like it was going to work, but I had routed the channel clear through the length of the handle. I wanted to close up the end and tried to glue a ½ square chunk of lumber in it but I wound up splitting the blank when I drove it in. I was too impatient to do another glue up, so I grabbed this piece of oak instead.
Anyway, thanks for looking,