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thin parting tool

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archives' started by Carlos Rivera, Feb 1, 2020.

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  1. Carlos Rivera

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    wtb a thin parting tool
     
  2. Owen Lowe

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    Hi Carlos,
    If you don't locate one from your post, effective and inexpensive thin parting tools are easy to make from 6" reciprocating saw blades. Use a grinder to get rid of the saw teeth, put a parting tool profile on the end, and then mount/epoxy it into some sort of handle. I believe there have been instructional posts here on the forum on how to make one. If you choose to make your own, my warning is to not use a long blade that will extend the cutting end much more than 3" from the tool rest. If it extends much more than that you can lose support or go too deeply into the work-piece so that it will too easily bind in the kerf.
     
  3. Mike Johnson

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    They also have thin carbide parting tool blades used for metal lathes that can easily be mounted in a handle.
    A carbide tool will not flex or bend like a reciprocating saw blade will, which can be good and bad.
    If you insert a thin parting tool too far into a wood blank it can heat up, expand the blade and wood, bind up, twist the blade and pull the tool out of your hand quickly.
    If a carbide blade binds up it will either break the blade, destroy the wood handle, or pull it out of your hand quickly, user be ware.
     
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  4. Dale Brugger

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    Do a search on "Fluted Parting Tool, 2mm". Amazon has a Sorby one for just under $50 shipped. I bought one two years ago and really like it.
     
  5. John Torchick

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    Saw one in the AAW magazine made from a butter knife. Lots of ways to make a parting tool. Contributor and turner, John Lucas, made one from an old butter knife found in a flea market.
     
  6. Carlos Rivera

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    thanks for the info
     
  7. John Torchick

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    Correction. Must have had butter on my brain! I think John Lucas bought a butcher knife. Many ways to arrive at the same destination.
     
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