|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 07-30-2012 05:57 PM||1967 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
I finally got around to finishing this tool. I have done a little hollowing but always had to use the boring bar. I did not get the “feel” I needed to do the final cuts with that long of a tool, so I made this one patterned after the Sorby and others sold in the woodworking catalogs. It is not chrome plated but it is real close in shape and has a flat bottom bar.
The bar is a bent piece of 3/4 square hot rolled steel with the handle end turned to 5/8”. I milled the end back flat to hold different cutters and it has 10-32 thread through the end. I still have to make a few more cutters.
The handle is mahogany with 3 coats of high gloss lacquer.
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