wood tick tools #10: Full size round cutter finisher

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Blog entry by woodtickgreg posted 01-09-2014 01:49 AM 1532 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

Rough ground.

Back beveled.

First sanding.

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.

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#1 posted 01-09-2014 02:26 AM

Greg, if you’re going to market your product(which you are doing), you need to let your audience how to buy the product and what their cost would be- just sayin.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#2 posted 01-09-2014 02:34 AM

I was asked by the admin to not sell the tools here when I asked permission to do so. But I was told I could blog about it and link a website in my signature. So I am abiding by the rules set forth and doing just that. I know it seems kinda vague but that’s what I am allowed to do. If people are interested they can just do a search for the threads under my name, woodtickgreg.

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 12:43 AM

Don’t know how I missed your blogs before. Just ordered one of your tools on woodbarter. Can’t wait to get it.

Kinda lame they don’t want you to offer your tools on here. Don’t know how it’d any different than anything else one the sell or swap forum. But ya know.

Your attention to quality and detail shows. That’s why I ordered one of your tools.

Take care, Red

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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