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post #1 of 3 Old 01-11-2009, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Along the edge of the screen on the Woodturning section of this forum are ads by Google. One such by shows a lathe on which is mounted a spindle with what appears to be a 1/8 inch wide flat parting tool held by a turner on a toolrest. However, the tool seems to be in the wrog orientation (flat not standing on end as would normally be the case when using such a parting tool, and the tool rest seems to be too far away from the workpiece thus extending the tool too far over the rest.

It seems a poor example picture . It gives the wrong impression of how the tool is used and presents a safety issue.

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Wonder if anyone else has seen the pic and if they agree.


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Yup, wrong! Maybe it works, but I've never used my parting tool that way.

One of my other hobbies is archery...High-tech modern compound bows. It is pretty funny/scary to see some of the ads that get posted online and even in catalogs and magazines. One I recently saw had a guy shooting a left handed bow right handed. Marketing folks just obviously don't always do their research.
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I don't believe that's a parting tool. Looks like a V tool to me. Generally they are used like a scraper with the handle higher than the cutting edge but you can use them rubbing the bevel. My best friend does and he is an excellent turner.
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