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Oland Tools #1: Make your own Tools

07-02-2011 04:04 PM by jamsie | 6 comments »

I was reading “Around the”, when it said it was cheaper to make your own Oland Tools for roughing out bowls. I had a fallen tree, (sycamore) so now I can make a load of bowls (!) for next year. So I reckoned this would be good for the bowls.So I got some 5/8” cold steel, enough for 2 tools around 15” each.I drilled out 3/8” on one end, 2” deep, and I drilled and tapped the holes in the side. I turned the wooden handle, and made a steel handle for the other. The metal is steadier, but I like the wood. These are the finished tools! This is the Oland Tool The HSS Tool blanks were 1/4”x1/4” x4” The cost of...

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