Lathe tool : thin parting tool

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I got this idea from Captain Eddie Castelin (see for this great tool.

Basically all you need is a hardened piece of steel and that’s what edger blades are !

So scrap the paint of the blade, cut it with a grinder or a hacksaw, grind the tip to the profile you want, epoxy some wood for the handle et voila.

Tried it on pens and bowls and it works wonderful.

Eddie, if you see this post, thank a lot for the great tip !


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#1 posted 09-09-2009 07:07 AM

That’s pretty cool, I made one out of an old jointer knife.

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 02:39 AM

I love to see homemade tools.


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#3 posted 09-10-2009 02:58 AM

I’ve been experimenting with making various profile lathe tools….some are success…and some are dismall failures…but all in all it helps me develop different techniques. I would also suggest using a peice of pipe to make the handles longer and heavier…I keep a bag of shot to put some in the pipe (with epoxy so they don’t rattle – this has put some real weight on some of the v cutters and a couple of hollowers I am working on…..I like the extra weigh on the roughing cuters, gouges and hollowers.

You can also find HSS or Carbon cutters in various shapes and sizes…you and even have the shop shape them for your needs….just run a search and you will find tons of em (and not very expensive).

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 02:48 AM

Looks quite useful and thank you for the link. Great videos.


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