Not all wood is cut into nice rectangular shapes. This is especially true when you’re looking for novel blanks like pieces of burl to turn into beautiful centerpieces. But before turning the blank you need to figure out the largest or best material it will bare.valium online no prescription
Made from 1/8″ acrylic, the Bullzeye Woodturner’s Center Finder has concentric circles marked every quarter inch and will mark circles up to 10″ in diameter. Although it’s called a center finder, it’s really more of a usable material finder.buy xanax online cod
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A radius turning tool lets you make ball shapes or radiused ends on your metal turnings. With the tool you can make convex curves up to 3/4″ in diameter in brass, aluminum steel, or plastic — you just mount the jig on your lathe’s tool post and swing the handle, which rotates the cutting tool in an arc.
What if you could turn all day and not worry about sharpening your tools? With the Ci1 Easy Rougher from Easy Wood Tools, when the edge gets dull you can just turn the cutter 90° and keep on turning.
The manufacturer CNC-machines the Ci1′s shaft from solid stainless steel bar stock. The shaft fits into a finished maple handle and accepts three different cutters, depending on whether you want a square, 4″ radius, or 2″ radius cut. The tool cuts up to 1/2″ deep per pass left, right, or straight using the same approach angle.
The Ci1 generally ships with the 4″ radius cutter for around $130. Replacement cutters run about $14. Since they claim the Ci1 produces large volumes of shavings, you can also buy a Lexan chip deflector that attaches directly to the shaft to deflect them away from you.
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