|Project by PurpLev||posted 09-06-2013 01:08 AM||1978 views||6 times favorited||18 comments|
While not 3, They still stand up to their name.
Made these carbide insert turning tools for a fellow lumberjock that have been there since the early days and been true to the lumberjocks spirit all along.
2 tools, one for rough and general work (square cutter with cambered edge) as well as for convex shapes, and a finishing tool (round cutter) also for concaved shaped.
Tool bar is stainless steel, shaped to take each specific insert and index it at proper position for consistent tool behavior. both tools have the inserts flush with the top of the tool bar which helps minimize lathe banjo height changes as both tools cut on the same center line. tool bar also is shaped to follow insert as well as relieved to allow maximum penetration of cutter to tight areas.
Handles were turned with the handless toolbars and inserts (worked pretty good) out of some mystery block of wood I had which fit the bill in terms of length. shaped to have a comfortable grip with a placement for index finger and thumb in front for easy handling and a flat on the bottom to keep tool from rolling off the table.
All in all these work really well for removing a lot of material quickly and for fine turning to a really clean finished shape.
Thanks for watching,
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