What is your tool/method of choice for parting off?

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Forum topic by live4ever posted 01-03-2013 02:11 AM 989 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-03-2013 02:11 AM

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Curious which tools people prefer for parting off a project at or off the lathe.

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#1 posted 01-03-2013 06:24 PM

Hi I use a 2.5mm parting tool or a skew for a point or top of a finial. If a tenon which for me is rare a band saw or a small Japanese saw. Regards Tamboti

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 04:44 PM

I primarily use a shop built thin parting tool that I made from a reciprocating saw blade. I also have a 1/8” parting tool that I got from HF that I use for tenon making. Depending on the nature of the parting, I may use a handsaw as well.

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#3 posted 01-05-2013 12:02 AM

Either a DIY tool made from an industrial 45mm hacksaw blade, or a DIY 2mm x 20mm made from a planer blade.
Depending on the article I sometimes use the bedan.



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#4 posted 01-06-2013 04:20 AM

Mostly a HF 1/4” thick parting tool. I use a thin parting tool from PSI for boxes and small stuff. For bowls, I use a bowl gouge and stopping when I get down to the nub. It can be dangerous to use a regular parting tool with a bowl.

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