Four layers ball #2: Tool bit

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Blog entry by Yuri posted 08-25-2012 01:17 AM 1103 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Ultimate ball chuck Part 2 of Four layers ball series Part 3: Making first hole »

The idea is to do holes and internal cuts with just one tool. Here is what I did:

5/8 spade bit is painted black to make a drawing on it.

Made all the cuts with dremel using cut-off disks. On left is a tool holder (was a bit a challenge to make it from steal)

one cutting side

other side

left side of the tool has cutting edge on the bottom

Centering the tool.

First cut almost as deep as 2 inch

view of the “undercut” after i made a few holes.

Hopefully the end result will be shown on the next blog

-- Live to Learn

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#1 posted 08-25-2012 10:34 AM

This looks absolutely brilliant Yuri. I wonder if it could be used as a handheld tool? This is a real innovative breakthrough in tool design for this type of work. Congratulations for coming up with this solution which shows a lot of expertise and creative thinking. I’m looking forward to your next blog on this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 08-25-2012 02:01 PM

I echo Mike’s comment.

This is design ingenuity at work.

Something special, Yuri.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 08-25-2012 02:17 PM

Brilliant, Yuri!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#4 posted 08-25-2012 06:15 PM

Great idea, well executed and it works

-- Norman

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 12:24 PM

Ah, ha. I see now how you under cut from the bored hole!! You need that metal lathe to hold the puppy solid!!

Thanks for the blog…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 09-03-2012 01:10 PM


What an incredible mind you have.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#7 posted 09-03-2012 03:49 PM

I really appreciate the detailed blog

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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