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Old 10-27-2014, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: My attempt at bowl turning

They are indeed Easywood tools. My brother gave them to me for my 50th. It really is like cheating. And they have disposable carbide cutters like on a helical planer head. You rotate them 4 times then toss them. I newbie can pick them up and start turning with good results right away. Purist scoff at them claiming they make scrape cuts. I dunno, I make lots of long curlies with mine. But they are great! I also have a few gouges that I'm experimenting with too. I have to still master the sharpening. Like hand planes, it's all about keeping them sharp.

If I made the rack again, I wouldn't put end caps on the bottom of the PVC but use a through bolt or some kind of dowel so that the shavings could fall right through.

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