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Woodturning carbide chisel steel holder

I was wondering what type of steel I should use for a carbide steel holder/arm for a woodturning chisel, and was hoping you guys would have some suggestions? Should it be hardened steel, or will any type of thick steel square/round stock do?

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I was wondering what type of steel I should use for a carbide steel holder/arm for a woodturning chisel, and was hoping you guys would have some suggestions? Should it be hardened steel, or will any type of thick steel square/round stock do?
If you diy'ing, as I do. I use hot or cold rolled common steel. It works and cuts easy. You form it to the shape you need the can heat treat it to harden . Don't expect to use a 1/4" rod for a tool bar, use appropriate size for the task at hand
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I was going to do something like this at one point but never got around to it. Probably just a nice piece of half inch to five eighths mild steel round bar will do I guess. If it's that thick it shouldn't bend but you could get tool steel and do it that way just to make sure if you want.

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I had mine made by someone else but it is just 1/2" cold rolled square stock, nothing special
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If you diy'ing, as I do. I use hot or cold rolled common steel. It works and cuts easy. You form it to the shape you need the can heat treat it to harden . Don't expect to use a 1/4" rod for a tool bar, use appropriate size for the task at hand
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For the type of steel that holds the Carbide Insert, right?http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/c...wt_chisels.htm

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I was going to do something like this at one point but never got around to it. Probably just a nice piece of half inch to five eighths mild steel round bar will do I guess. If it's that thick it shouldn't bend but you could get tool steel and do it that way just to make sure if you want.
Hm, thank you.

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I had mine made by someone else but it is just 1/2" cold rolled square stock, nothing special
Thank you.

The prices for carbide woodturning chisels are outrageous. I mean, it's a piece of steel square/rod attached to a wood handle. You just need something to HOLD the actual carbide insert, which can easily be bought.

By the way, what carbide inserts do you guys use? Have any of you tried the really cheap Ebay ones?

As for the steel, it'd be nice if I could just use this;

https://www.sloyd-detaljer.no/sortim...EaAoc6EALw_wcB

16mm thick steel square rod, with the designation C9D (SS 1312). Carbon content 0,04 - 0.10%.

According to http://www.baesystems.se/Bofors/urva...erencelist.pdf the SS-EN-standard is called SS-EN 10025-2

Or the equivalent round rod.

I think this is a chart for it http://www.b2bmetal.eu/en/pages/index/index/id/141/ but I have no idea what the numbers mean. :P

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1018 cold roll square stock is fine. Popular sizes are 3/8" and 1/2". There was a fella on this forum who was making them for sale a few years ago, I bought a set from him.

Cutters can be had from Cap'n Eddie http://eddiecastelin.com/cutters_only

And A-Z Carbide https://azcarbide.com/

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