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Forum topic by Mark posted 03-26-2014 12:07 AM 1420 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2014 12:07 AM

I made a couple of wood turning tools. I used 1/2” C/R steel from the Orange store. Picked up the rest of the stuff from a local tool supplier.

I laminated 2 pcs of Cherry to make a 1 3/4” x 13” handle, turned on the lathe.

I drilled a 1/2” hole 2 1/2” deep and used 2 part appoxy to set the shaft.

3/16 HSS cutters cut to size and rounded over. I added a 45° bevel to the face. The texturing wheel is a replacement part for a grinder stone facing tool. I sharpened the points with a Dremel.

I added Half of a 3/4 copper coupling on the shank of the handle and finished with Teak oil and Varathane.

The cutters work quite well but I need a bit of practise with the texturing tool. :)
This was a good project. They were fun to make.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 06:19 AM

Nice work.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 04:23 PM

Good job. Others have used carbide inserts attached to a steel rod, but HSS is easier to shape.

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