Thursday, July 19, 2012

DIY lathe tool

There's a guy I subscribe to on YouTube, Eddie Castelin, who has some great videos on wood turning.  He also sells lathe tools and cutters.  I ordered one of his bars and carbide cutters as they are about 1/3 the price of anywhere else.  The only gotcha is it doesn't have a handle.  You have to make your own, which is part of the fun I guess.

Here is the bar as it arrived.

Here is the handle.  It's a thin strip of cherry sandwiched between poplar.  The copper piece at the end is just a plumbing fitting.

Here is the assembled tool.

I like my version better.

Hope it's big enough.

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