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post #1 of 7 Old 01-26-2012, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Miniature Tool Set use?

I got a set Crown 295 miniature tools for cheap. Now I like to do small turnings, but these are REALLY small. The smallest gouge is 1/8". I was just wondering what people have done with tools this tiny. Post photos?

Here's a link to them for sale: http://www.amazon.com/Crown-295-Miniature-Turning-Piece/dp/B001BZZ0TE
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If you do smaller ornamental turnings, those tools should work fine. The guys that do real miniatures, usually make their own tools that are much, much smaller than the ones you linked. Consider them a specialty set and I'm sure you will find certain times when they will come in real handy.
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After I posted I read a few miniature turning threads on here. Some people do some incredibly small work. The kind of work that makes these tools look full size. I will try them out and see what I come up with.
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Those look like big tools to me. Here are the tools I use for my micro goblets.
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I think I just hadn't been exposed to anything smaller than midi size tools. Now those are some tiny tools! Are you the guy making the tiny goblets? How do you even put them on the lathe??
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Are you making those from the shanks of HSS rotary burs?

They are tiny for sure.

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I am the guy turning the tiny goblets. I make these tools out of .008" piano wire. At least the tip anyway. The small steel flexed too much so I inserted it into thicker metal so only a short part of the thin steel sticks out.
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