I Put a lot of work into these to get them the way I like them. I don’t like anything to touch the carbide cutters edge so it cant be chipped. Like all my tools I hand fit each cutter and make sure it is right to me, I am very particular about this. The tool shaft is 1/2” cold roll 1045 steel and the shaft for the handle is turned round so it is easy to make a handle for, just drill a 1/2” hole in the wood handle. This tool compliments the 1/2” rougher very well, it too is a tough tool. I made a lot of changes to this tool that I am going to implement in all my tools. Here’s a bunch of pics, I don’t have these black oxide coated yet but they will be.
Here’s the tool before the ends are ground round, I mark for the screw and fit the cutter first
Here you can see my layout lines. As I said before, no cnc machines here, just an old guy turning the handles on old machines and cutting to the lines. Notice how the cutter stands proud.
Drilling and tapping.
First one sanded, you can see how clean it looks compared to the un sanded ones. It makes the black oxide look much better I think
All sanded and ready for the black oxide coat.
-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com