|Project by murch||posted 01-31-2013 12:51 PM||2396 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
I was going to buy a thin parting-off tool for smaller projects but they were all between 30 and 40 euro. To me, this did not seem to be value for money so I got to thinking and came up with this. The blade of the scissors is 2.5 mil thick and 5” long. The handle is Ash. The recess to take the blade was cut out with a (also home-made) keyhole saw after a pilot hole was drilled.
I ground out the end of the blade to make it forked (pic 4). This helped give a very secure fit in the handle.
The handle is not as long as I had intended because it split when I first tried to insert the blade.
Got to be careful. It worked well on the 2nd attempt.
The business end of the tool is ground more like a metal turners parting off tool which is where I began my working life. It works really well. I only intended to use it on small projects but I tried it on an Ash mallet that split on me (not having much luck with splits lately) and it flew into the job.
Price of new parting off tool – 40 notes. Price of home made parting off tool – zip, zero and zilch.
Thanks for looking.
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