Handle for Sorby mini Spiral Tools

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 02-13-2020 11:42 PM 257 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorby tool comes with two cutters but who has time to change cutters? Started with an end mill on my milling machine but you could use a angle grinder to cut the slot. I used a hunk of stainless steel but if I do another one I’d use a piece of lower hardness round stock from Home Depot. Then drilled and tapped a hole to fit the wheel. I used a 1/4” bolt, the cutter wheel had a .300 hole so I turned a small bushing on my metal lathe. Didn’t check to see if there are ready made ball bearings or bushings for this size. The spectraply handle was the easy part. Overall, very happy with the result.

Bob A in NJ
FEB 13 2020

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#1 posted 02-14-2020 12:32 AM

That is really nice, Bob!

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#2 posted 02-14-2020 02:34 AM

Good work.

I like the i\use of psrer towels as a bsackdrop! Really much better than some of the busy backdrops that DROWN the project!

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#3 posted 02-14-2020 03:02 AM

Cool. That spectraply makes an attractive handle. Well done.

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#4 posted 02-14-2020 03:57 PM

Nice looking new handle.


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