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Blog series by OSU55 updated 03-12-2017 12:17 AM 2 parts 11435 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Segmented Bowl Process

04-07-2015 09:38 PM by OSU55 | 7 comments »

This tutorial is about the process I use to create a segmented bowl, or about any segmented turning item. After researching many methods and trying many of them, I’ve been able to put together a fairly simple and robust process that uses as few specialty tools or jigs as I could. Where possible I used existing jigs and tools that I already had and others may also have. #1 – Design Once you have the approximate size, shape, and feature designs of the end item to build, the number of ring...

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Part 2: Tool Steel Wear Resistance

03-12-2017 12:17 AM by OSU55 | 7 comments »

As an engineer I’m always curious about claims of big improvements. When it comes to turning tool steel, there are a lot of marketing claims that some of the newer tool steels can get 3x to 10x more cutting time vs standard M2 HSS between sharpenings. There’s also plenty of users claiming the same type of extended life. Thing is, none of the claims by users or companies are supported by factual, objective data. Before I spent my hard earned $ on tools costing 2-5x more than common M2 HS...

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