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post #1 of 17 Old 09-13-2008, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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New tool project

Hi to all, I'm new here so thought I would break the ice by showing some of my turning. I turned them all with a new hand tool I've been working on, it's a spiralling tool that can add a chatter effect at the same time as spiraling

The pictures are of small disks about 50mm and the large one on it's own is about about 100mm, all turned on end grain.

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post #2 of 17 Old 09-13-2008, 08:20 PM
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wow shredder, that looks great. I have seen the tools you are talking about but I just can't get my mind around how they actually work. I can't wait till I gain the experience to do some things like that. By the way welcome to the forum!

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I'm very interested in the tool your using. Could you post a photo. Those are really nice pieces and I'm sure it's you and how you use it as much as the tool itself. Good job.
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post #4 of 17 Old 09-14-2008, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys

JD, I'm not that experienced myself, it's a lot easier to make the small discs than you imagine, all you need is a little confidence.

JL, I'll show you the new model when it's finished, the original is one is a little battered and knocked around from all the adjustments, there's not much of it left after all the grinding and hammering

I've tried the tool out on some turnings today, I'm very pleased with the results

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Those are beautiful. Count me in as one of the ones interested in the type tool you use for this type of work. Did you say you made the tool yourself or you made one like one you bought? Mitch
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Very nice shredder.
Does the tool require multiple passes to get the pattern and depth shown? Also, does it cut clean or do you have to clean it up a little before finishing?
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Shredder, Those are very nice, Never seen anything like it before. It does look difficult. Nice job. What type lathe do you have ? a mini or med size, just courious I seen an ad in one my woodowrking mags called Turncrafter.again very nice job
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Thanks for all the interest guys,

Mitch, yes I made the tool and cutters myself but it's taken a long time to get this far, I gave up on the tool at one stage and almost scrapped the idea. I started working on it again after a few months and started to get some results.


Mike, Each different section of the disk are mostley cut with one pass that includes the chatter I've used two and sometimes three different cutters on the disks, it only takes a few seconds to swap over the cutter for a different design. I wreckon it take about 2-3 minuites to make each disk that includes swapping cutters.

The depth of the cut can depend on the design you want and type of wood used (hard wood end grain is best) and sharpness of the cutters but there is a limit to depth, you just have to use your own judgement and know when to stop which soon comes with a bit of practice, you can also pick up on a cut again if it's not as deep as you thought and you want to go a little deeper.

I use a soft brass brush or wire wool to clean the work up then applied a very thin coat of sanding sealer then wax and buff.
The only trouble with using sanding sealer is it can clog up some the finer detail if to much is applied, there maybe a better product
to use for finishing, i'll have a look around when I have the time.

Chevyll, It is a lot easier than you think, on a scale of 1-10,
10 being the most difficult, I wreckon 2 would be the level for turning the disks and 3 for adding a patten to a turning.

I use a 40 year old viceroy lathe so there's no Hi-Tek tricks or gadgets used or involved.

I'll try to get some clearer pictures done in the daylight

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These are cut into 90mmX10mm end grain maple

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Thumbs up excellent

Well done Looks like you might be onto a winner here, are you looking to market the tool some time down the track? If so I might be interested to picking one up.

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Thanks Hughie, I don't have the requirements for marketing the tool at the moment but I'm going to look into it.
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Thanks Hughie, I don't have the requirements for marketing the tool at the moment but I'm going to look into it.

Well I've done the looking and got the requirements but there still a way to go yet and it's all up hill step by step



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Those are amazing... And I am interested in that tool too.
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Shredder, Actually that is pretty easy stuff to accomplish or at least for me. Seems like all of my turnings have swirls,dips,dings,gouges,checks,chatters and any other imperfections that I can think of. I always blame it on those guys for landing on the moon. Just kidding with you Shredder. That is some of the prettiest work I've seen. Good job.
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Thanks Guys

there's more images here dattwood - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
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Is it correct that you guys in the US do this kind of work with cowboy spurs


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Used to but I can't get my foot that high now days.
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