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    Carbide Turning Tools - Recommendations

    I'm thinking about upgrading my turning tools from HSS to carbide, and would appreciate any advise you can provide regarding tool size and the type of cutter that is preferred for both acrylic and wood pen blanks. I see that some of the cutters are described as "negative rake", which would...
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    Introduction to AZ Carbide

    AZ Carbide is a dealer in carbide cutters for the turning world. Our selection of cutters is one of the largest of any dealer. Most of our square cutters are $ 6.50 and our rounds are $ 11. We also sell in 20 pack and the price of square 10 packs is $ 50 and rounds $ 90 All cutters come...
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    Carbide Tools for Turning Acrylic Blanks?

    So I just recently got into pen turning. I made a few cool pens from exotic woods and tried my hand on an acrylic blank (I believe it was an inlace acrylester blank). Once I got the blank to round and started turning it down, I noticed my carbide tools were essentially just "chunking out" pieces...
  4. Joe S.

    My new carbide tool!

    I just finished making my first carbide insert tool. The handle is made from Osage Orange (I think), the steel bar is from TSC, and the insert is from Bear Tooth Woods. I KNOW there are problems, but I'm happy I was able to make a useable tool myself. Now for my first tru-stone! (guess what...
  5. Nikitas

    Carbide turning tools..

    Here are some tools I made last few days. I Designed this tool to fit three inserts. The 15mm square, 15m with 2-6 inch nose radius and 17.5 mm round cutter.
  6. randyrls

    Shop made Carbide tipped turning tools - FORE!

    These are two turning tools I made for myself and a friend in our turning club. They are 5/8" x 18" hexagonal stock. I turned the shaft portion of the The tools are very handy on wood and will remove wood almost too fast! On acrylics I found them "grabby" and prone to create chip-out. I...
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