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09-14-2013 06:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question lathe turning

Does anyone have any of the Easy Wood (turning) tools they’d be interested in selling, thank you.


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#1 posted 09-14-2013 11:20 PM

I have 2 EWT and 2 carbide tools I made. The EWT are nicely made but not remotely worth the money and the carbide blades I bought off ebay are much sharper and cut cleaner than the carbides that came with my EWTs. I recommend you just make your own. You can have a full set for the price of one EWT.

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#2 posted 09-14-2013 11:39 PM

Thanks for the tip, Rick. I’d been looking at the EWT and others wondering how they perform. I’ll stick with my HSS tools that leave a gleaming finish that even the finest sandpapers will spoil.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#3 posted 09-15-2013 01:53 AM

I have several EWT’s now and very much like how they work. I think, within some respects, the end result and/or one’s view of their capability is relative to what one is used to in addition to learning the new tool. I’ve taken up turning again for the first time since high school and couldn’t really afford a decent full set of HSS nor have I ever developed the knack for sharpening.

Within a few months with my EWT’s, I’ve turned pieces as smooth as ceramic without sanding though not that there hasn’t been the odd FUBAR along the way.

In the end, while I think a full blown set of tools may be more versatile…the learning (i.e. ‘mastery’) curve with the EWT’s is extremely shallow and I spend all of my time turning as opposed to sharpening.

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#4 posted 09-15-2013 04:36 AM

I’ve watched hundreds of turning videos and have yet to see a guy that didn’t use sandpaper so Dan I congratulate you. I learned turning with traditional skew and gouge but I have enough stuff to sharpen so I opted for carbide. The EWTs are nice but I can make 13 carbide tools for the price of one EWT.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 09-15-2013 09:53 PM

You can see an example of what I’m saying about no sandpaper in a picture on the “Can we talk chisels” thread, post 1547, but I now see the pics have been deleted. I turned a set of handles for Smitty. So see them at http://kragerwoodworking.weebly.com/1/post/2013/07/chisel-handle-replacements.html
or at
https://www.facebook.com/KragerCustomWoodProducts?ref=hl
With this link you have to go to the recent posts to see the same chisel handles. But the header pic is of handles I turned for myself.

You really can’t tell from a picture unless you have a microscope, but there is a noticeable difference, especially if the wood is porous like walnut, oak, pecan or hickory to name a few that turn really well. Sanded, the pores tend to fill and get fuzzy. Cut cleanly, the pores exit cleanly and I think add a great deal of beauty to the wood.
Not wanting to kick off an argument, just stating my experience. A well sharpened piece of carbide will cut cleanly too.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#6 posted 09-16-2013 01:08 AM

The impressive thing about no sanding isn’t the finish so much because a large part of that is the HSS burnishing the wood, but that your skew control must be very good. There is no doubt about it, HSS cuts cleaner and leaves a smoother finish.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 09-16-2013 01:35 AM

I’ve learned that a skew on a round shaft helps a LOT! I put a 25 degree (cutting edge) x 15 degree skew angle on the end of a HSS (A2?) shaft and have found it very easy to control.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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