Shop Made Bedan Turning Tool

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Project by TrBlu posted 12-29-2012 02:15 AM 2609 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a piece of 3/8” key stock in a “scrap” bin at an estate sale. Ground the blade for this shop made Bedan tool. The handle is turned from Hard Maple. Brass Flare nut threaded on and rounded for a ferrule. Completed with my personal brand.

The brass nut is the most expensive component of this build. But, total cost was still far less than the commercial version.

Thanks for looking.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 02:23 AM

Not sure what to do with the lathe tool but your quote is excellent!

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 07:01 AM

Good looking tool.
Nice find on the key stock….I’ll have to hit the swap meet and see what I can find. Thanks for the idea.

-- Vince

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#3 posted 12-31-2012 12:07 AM

Great looking tool!
Thanks for the information on the brass ferule. I bought some tools with carbide tips from Captain Eddie Castelin, and haven’t made handles for them yet so that information comes in handy.
Your signature line really says it all. I really hope I can do justice to His masterpieces.

-- WayneD

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