LumberJocks

What size carbide cutters?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by Case101 posted 01-22-2015 03:26 AM 823 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Case101's profile

Case101

107 posts in 1255 days


01-22-2015 03:26 AM

I’m new to turning… I picked up the Rikon 70-220VSR Midi Lathe that has 12.5” clearance and 20” centers

I want to make my own carbide tools.

I would like to get 1 of each of the round, square, radius & diamond.
I”m looking at the this website to get the cutters from: azcarbide.com

I plan to mount the square cutter on a square bar, the round cutter on a round bar, not sure if to go round bar or square bar for the diamond and radius. I”m planning to use 1/2” stock for both the round and square. What do you recommend?

What size of each do you recommend for the size stuff I would be turning with the above lathe?
My first thought is as follows:
Square: Square Carbide Insert 15mm, Radius Corners, Fits Ci1 Rougher
Round: Round Carbide Insert 12mm, Fits Ci3 Finisher
Radius: 2″ Radius Carbide Insert 15mm, Fits Ci1 Rougher
Diamond: Diamond Carbide Insert 10×28mm, Fits Ci4 Detailer

Any feedback and information would be greatly appreciated.

-- John, New Jersey


9 replies so far

View Ron Ford's profile

Ron Ford

200 posts in 1195 days


#1 posted 01-22-2015 11:11 AM

Check out www.eddiecastelin.com. He sells bars and cutters at very reasonable prices. You may not want to go to the trouble of making your own until you look at what he offers.

Have fun with you new toy, I mean tool :-). It’s a lot of fun!!

Ron

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

View Case101's profile

Case101

107 posts in 1255 days


#2 posted 01-22-2015 12:10 PM

Ron,
Thanks for the info about Capt. Eddie, I sent a message about obtaining 1 of each of his cutters the other day. So far I’ve not got a reply. When I call the phone number there is a message stating that Capt. Eddie will be back on his feet soon. And to leave a message and someone will get back to you. I did not leave a message.

-- John, New Jersey

View poospleasures's profile

poospleasures

544 posts in 1946 days


#3 posted 01-22-2015 12:24 PM

Leave a message, they will call back. Have bought from him for a long time. Cutters usually sell in threes. http://eddiecastelin.com/ Check out cutters. Lot of other items are not available right now. We just can,t wait for him to be back healthy again.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

View TheDane's profile

TheDane

4997 posts in 3125 days


#4 posted 01-22-2015 02:53 PM

Eddie is recovering from surgery … see: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/73385

His is a family business and his wife is taking and filling orders, so leave a message. She will call you back.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

View Case101's profile

Case101

107 posts in 1255 days


#5 posted 01-22-2015 08:53 PM

Thanks for all the info guys about Capt. Eddie! I left a message.

What size tools are recommended for the midi lathe. I’m comparing to the Easy Wood Tools. I see they have 3/8” bars and 1/2” bars. Why would you choose one over the other?

Thanks,

-- John, New Jersey

View Rick M's profile

Rick M

7910 posts in 1842 days


#6 posted 01-23-2015 07:43 AM

Use square bar for diamond and radius.
1/2” is about 13mm so 14mm+ will work.

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

View Case101's profile

Case101

107 posts in 1255 days


#7 posted 01-24-2015 12:08 AM



Use square bar for diamond and radius.
1/2” is about 13mm so 14mm+ will work.

- Rick M.

Thanks Rick, what about square & round?

Thanks,

-- John, New Jersey

View Rick M's profile

Rick M

7910 posts in 1842 days


#8 posted 01-24-2015 01:09 AM

Your original plan is fine, square for square, round for round.

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

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

5221 posts in 1505 days


#9 posted 01-24-2015 01:15 AM

I agree with RickM. You will get good control that way.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com