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Old 12-05-2018, 12:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My friend David and I decided we would like to try our hand at making a Bedan tool, complete with a handle. I am pleased with the outcome.

Dave ordered three pieces of HSS; 5/16" square by 10 or 11 inches long. We turned the handles out of spaulted oak (at least that was what it was called), and made the ferrules out of 3/4" copper pipe.

I decided I would try a Bedan with a single grind at something near 45 degrees; Dave is going to experiment on some different grinds. Properly used, it cuts Walnut like butter!!

Your comments and/or suggestions are always most welcome. Total cost: Steel $5.00 each; handle $3.50; copper ferrule $.98 Total: less than $10.00.

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Warren, I'm sure that I'm not the only one wishing for pictures.

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There were pictures when I started. I guess too much time elapsed between when I started and when I finished the post.

Sorry. I hope this works.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Very nice if it works as good as it looks then you should really enjoy it, the wood looks more like maple to me instead of oak. You can save a lot of money making your own tools and the joy of it being your creation is part of the fun also.
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Enjoy the Bedan,a very handy tool.

Stay safe my friend and enjoy the Christmas Season.
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Outstanding job of making your own Bedan, thanks for sharing!

Have a store bought Bedan and love it. Use mine for turning beads, parting tool, and skew. Once get some practice in very good tool to have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kglcgy6TgxU

I don’t sharpen my Bedan on the grinder instead use a diamond card to hone the tool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE8yL3frowM

Jean Francois is a master in using a Bedan, and has demonstrate here and other countries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMDPE8i4LiQ
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You am a toolmaker. Wildman, I need to view the video links. Thanks.
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Very nice if it works as good as it looks then you should really enjoy it, the wood looks more like maple to me instead of oak.
Sorry, Keith. It is Maple, just as you suggested. I don't know why I wrote down oak. You are exactly right. Thanks for the correction.
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Nice going, Warren !
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I forgot to ask- where did you get the HSS for the Bedan? Need to make one.
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