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Posted on Sheer Cut Carbide Turning Tools -- Harrison vs. Hunter vs. Other?

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#1 posted 05-04-2019 10:27 AM

I agree with Jerry, carbide tools are easy to make and I don t know if you even need that little cut out around the blade. Joe in Tennessee made some and has a blog on it, he used aluminum bar.

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For a regular round cutter, that makes sense. Based upon the videos I have seen for the shear cut finisher, you actually roll the tool towards the direction of the cut to sort of ride the bevel (see links in the OP) so it is best to use a round bar. At a minimum it will require me to grind a flat on the end to attach the cutter and it would probably be best to also round the tip of the bar at the 7 degree angle to match the profile of the cutter to get maximum support of the cutter as well.

I also want a 55 degree detail tool and while I am at it, perhaps a 90 degree detail tool like this. I can see that it probably does not matter that much if a round cutter has a round recess but it would seem to me that the detailers would best best to have the recess index the cutter so it cannot turn while cutting.

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