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Cap'n Eddie Style Lathe Parting Tool w/ Walnut Handle

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Project by Rick M. posted 332 days ago 1192 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing Cap’n Eddie’s and Carl Jacobson’s videos on parting tools made from edger blades I wanted to try it. The 2”x9” edger blade was $4.97 + tax at Home Depot, the walnut was scrap. I marked a 30d angle across the end of the blade then cut it with my Dremel, sanded off the paint, and made it flat-ish on my disc sander. The metal wasn’t very flat and I didn’t want to spend all day on it so as you can see in the pictures it still has some swirl marks from the sandpaper. The edges I did spend time on, getting them flat and sharp, since they will be doing the cutting. A binding post bolt and CA glue keeps the handles in place. Finish is Watco. After 24 hours the handle is still weeping a bit of oil so I only gave it a quick test in some pine and it certainly did the job.

This is super beefy and barely fits my 9×30 lathe so I’ll probably make a smaller one from a Sawzall blade.

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#1 posted 332 days ago

Great job Rick. Looks like a fine working tool. Glad it works well. Have you gotten anywhere on the ewt tools yet?

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#2 posted 332 days ago

Thanks!
No, the bar stock is still sitting on my workbench next to the carbide cutters. I need to do some grinding, tap it for threads, then make handles. I did make magnetic plastic shields for my real EWT’s and keep meaning to take pictures of them.

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#3 posted 320 days ago

FYI, I’ve been working on the carbide tools and am almost done. Will probably post them Sunday or Monday.

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#4 posted 320 days ago

Can’t wait to see.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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