|Project by Rick M||posted 08-26-2013 05:02 AM||1809 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
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.