|Project by Rick M||posted 09-08-2013 03:53 PM||2900 views||8 times favorited||27 comments|
Maple handles, 1/2” round bar, copper ferrule, carbide cutters.
Maple handles sanded to 320 and finished with shellac.
Copper sanded to 2000, buffed, then sprayed with shellac.
Cost was around $11 each.
If I do this again, I may use aluminum square bar stock instead of steel.
edit: Oct 2016, reuploaded pics, hopefully the forum doesn’t lose them again.
Few things I’ve learned since making these.
1. Use square bar stock for square or diamond cutters. Round bar is okay for round cutters.
2. Make the distance from the bottom of the bar stock to the bottom of the cutter the same on all of them so you don’t have to change tool rest height.
3. Try to balance the handles. These are front heavy.