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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 11-05-2011 06:57 AM

They look great. I have no idea why they get away with charging so much for them.

Pick up a stick of HUT wax or something for finishing. It leaves a nice finish and you will be done when you take it off the lathe. Then you are in the real fun of it.

If you have plenty of the tips, you might pick up some round stock for holders to make some that you can adjust the angle more while turning.

You can also make a little jig to hold the cutters and you can resharpen them on some diamond stones pretty easily.

I guess I am just stuck in my old ways. I learned on regular turning tools and am more comfortable even though I use insert tooling on my metal stuff.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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