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Califo

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Been looking at carbide tools for a while but they tend to be expensive. After reading more about them, I decided to make my own carbide finisher. It’s a 16mm carbide insert on a 1/2 steel rod. Made the handle from oak. The whole thing may have cost me $15. Works great. May not be the prettiest but my next one will be better.

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mecompco

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Great job! I have one ready that I just need to finish turning the handle (embarrassed to admit that I've been using w/o a handle for several months). They are pretty easy to make for a few dollars.
 

Stevej72

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Been looking at carbide tools for a while but they tend to be expensive. After reading more about them, I decided to make my own carbide finisher. It’s a 16mm carbide insert on a 1/2 steel rod. Made the handle from oak. The whole thing may have cost me $15. Works great. May not be the prettiest but my next one will be better.

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Thanks for sharing, I too, have been looking at the carbide tools and don't want to spend that kind of money for a handle. I will give this a try!
 
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