Rotary Carver Used for Lathe Duplicator

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Forum topic by Ynot posted 01-13-2021 11:28 PM 166 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2021 11:28 PM

I’d like to come up with a lathe duplicator for tool handles. With the exception of bits and whatnot, I don’t want to spend more money on tools, so prefer to use what I’ve got. The first being a flex shaft rotary carver. I’m considering picking up a set of small carbide burrs, but wondering if for any reason they won’t do the job.?

Other tools I own and could consider are a trim router, die grinder and angle grinder.

Thanks for any input.

Btw, wasn’t sure if this post would be better in Jigs and Fixtures or here.

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#1 posted 01-13-2021 11:48 PM

I would think that a rotary carver would take forever. A router would be much more efficient IMO.


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#2 posted 01-14-2021 12:37 AM

Small bur will take forever. Router with core box bit would be my choice. Of course you can do it with just a carbide tool too. Picture 1,4 and 5 show a multi-axis technique while 2 & 3 show the same template with a single axis.

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