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Carl Longden24/01/2013 14:55:31
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Hi all, I got together with my mate an decided to have a go at making a new tool. Requirements were that it had to accomodate interchangeable cutting and scraping tips. My mate who is an engineer suggested 2 barrels, one which could take old router bits and the other which would take 5mm square HSS metal lathe tool blanks which can then be sharpened and profiled to suit. Bothe types of cutting heads are to be retained in place by 2 grub screws. Here's the first complete with my 1st go at making a handle. This one is for standard shafted router bits.

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Les Hetherington24/01/2013 17:25:09
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To turn something with a tool that you have also made your self will give you a great feeling, well done Carl. let us know how you get on with it. Les

Eugene Anderson26/01/2013 16:27:20
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Can you do a close-up of the tip?

Andy

Carl Longden27/01/2013 22:15:39
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Here you go Eugene, due to the location of the cutting edge this router bit is really only good for the inside of bowls and hollow forms, it is really only the lower edge that is used due to the bowl rotating, when this is blunt turn/twist the handle 180 degrees and the other edge becomes available. I can mount a huge selection of router bits in this one handle and shaft.

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Eugene Anderson28/01/2013 17:29:32
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That is a brilliant idea Carl, they can be sharpened with a little diamond hone and there are bundles of these available (ebay) in a variety of shapes, the round one would be useful, and for not a lot of money and so very replaceable, no reason why it couldn't be used on the outside for detail work.

Could you show us the other when it's done?

Andy

Carl Longden28/01/2013 20:40:02
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yep of course, I've just got to turn and put the handle on.

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