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Old 07-23-2009, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I proudly introduce you to ROTONDO - a 'round' carbide cutting tool. Just like the original SKOGGER, this new tool follows a tradition of machining excellence. It can possibly be the easiest cutting lathe tool offered to date. Rotondo is simple and easy to use, just rest the tool on the tool rest with the cutter at the center of the work and turn away! As you may well know, sharpening is a thing of the past with carbide inserts. Dull edge? A slight rotation created by loosening the set screw and 'voilla' a fresh edge. Rotate at 90 degree intervals until full rotation is complete to maximize the lifespan of the insert. A new carbide insert is available at half the price as other commercial models. Replacement inserts are available from me for ($9.00 each). Notice the 'smoothness' of the cut without the aid of sanding.

TOOL HANDLE 'pics' are included as an OPTION for those that do not wish to turn their own and purchase from the list. Scroll down this page until you reach the 7th posting of this classified.


The tool comes with an 18mm solid carbide insert, SS mounting screw, allan key and tool (ROTONDO) holder. All for a low price of $105.00 USD and that includes all shipping costs to all US destinations. International orders are welcomed with the understanding that there will be a slight surcharge to cover additional shipping costs.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Here's a great money saving tip passed on by one of our members (Thanks Randy):

If the carbide bit has a flat top, it is easy to sharpen with a credit card diamond hone. The ones that are a solid piece of metal are preferred. The plastic handle ones flex too much and are too small. The ones with holes in them tend to scratch the carbide unless you get the very expensive ones.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Hi Peter...could you tells us if this tool is designed for just "roughing" or finish work on pen blanks. I would assume from the length of it that the tool is for pen turning and not bowl turning. What is the weight of the tool. Thanks Darrell Eisner
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Hi Peter...could you tells us if this tool is designed for just "roughing" or finish work on pen blanks. I would assume from the length of it that the tool is for pen turning and not bowl turning. What is the weight of the tool. Thanks Darrell Eisner
Darrell,

ROTONDO is more than a roughing tool for the pen maker. It quickly removes material and leaves a smooth finish. So much so, I begin sanding at 320 grit. I've just finished turning a pen today (PR) and used the tool right down to the end. I finished it with my SKOGGER to achieve a tapered cut towards the tip of the pen. About the only thing that ROTONDO can not achieve is to cut tenons on a pen.

The tool is not intended for bowl turning, but can be used to "scoop" out the inside of smaller vessels such as gobblets and platters. This tool has a small learning curve and catches are almost imposible due to the contour of the round insert. Net weight of ROTONDO is 210 grams (7 ounces)Thanks for your inquiry.
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Does it come with or without a handle? Also how much is the replacement cutter? Thanks, also is a great looking tool!
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Does it come with or without a handle? Also how much is the replacement cutter? Thanks, also is a great looking tool!
The price quoted is without handleTOOL HANDLES. I can and will include your choice of wood in order to make your own handle at no extra charge. If however, you wish to purchase a completed turned toolhandle that wll cost "extra". See the highlighted caption HANDLES to get an idea for selection.

A replacement round carbide insert is $9.00 and will yield many many pens before having to be resharpened or replaced.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Got my cutters yesterday.
Thanks Peter for fast shipping.

Pyramid and diamond cutters are bigger and beefier than I expected. I love them.
Round cuter is also great. I've used only smaller round carbide cutters before and I could achieve very good finishing cuts easily. This round cuter is bigger and should be even better for finishing.
I am going to make a holder so cutter will be sitting not horizontally but at about 30 degrees to get a shearing cut.

BTW Comparable in quality but smaller carbide cutter I got from Easy Finisher cost me $20.

I use Dia-Sharp diamond stones from DMT. Extra-fine 1200 grit and Extra-Extra Fine 8000 grit. They have very flat continuous surface with no dots. Very easy to sharpen, just put your cutter face down on stone and move it around with light pressure. It's more honing than sharpening to keep your cutters hair shaving sharp.

But that does not mean that you can resharpen and use a single cutter forever. You'll have to replace you cutter not because it's dull but because carbide is brittle and eventually you'll have it chipped.

I highly recommend every one to go "carbide".
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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I post these 'pics' to assist those purchasers that wish to have a custom turned handle for their tool. Note the number beside each handle and inquiry via PM for greater details (size, type, finish etc.). Based on the inquiry, I will e-mail the requestor additional pictures including pricing.
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Peter, I think the handles are a great idea.
Nice move offering them!
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Peter, I think the handles are a great idea.
Nice move offering them!
Thanks Johnny, I should have offered these earlier. What was I thinking
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