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Old 05-02-2018, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default My first DIY Carbide Tool

So I have been reading all winter long about people using these carbide tools to make pens. Well its finally getting warm outside and I'm back in the shop so I decided to try to make one myself. I decided to try a round cutter first. I looked around on e-bay and bought a 12mm cutter ($4.00 shipped to my door). I then found a 3/8" stainless steel shaft and cut a recess on the end and drilled and tapped hole for cutter screw (free from the scrap bin from my job). Gathered up some scrap wood from my shop (Sassafras, Padauk and Purpleheart). Turned the wood to shape, drilled a hole for the shaft and glued in with epoxy. Added a copper plumbing fitting (.58 cents) and finished with some clear shellac. The Padauk and Purpleheart got much darker than I had hoped for but in the end It looks like it should work well. Overall length is about 17" with about 6" of shaft sticking out
I hope to try it out this weekend.
Total cost to build....less than $5.00. Love it when a plan comes together!
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Wow that's cool! Nice job.

Do you ship to Canada?

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Old 05-03-2018, 06:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Wow that's cool! Nice job.

Do you ship to Canada?

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Sure.....free shipping in fact!
Tool is $1000.00 though.

Seriously, it was fun to make and Iím already planning on my next one. Going to try a square radius next time.
Thanks for the reply.


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