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

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Project by Woodknack posted 08-26-2013 05:02 AM 2140 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.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/





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#1 posted 08-26-2013 05:20 AM

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 08-26-2013 05:47 AM

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.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 09-07-2013 04:01 AM

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

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 09-07-2013 07:19 PM

Can’t wait to see.

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

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