This is a valuable resource for turners
This page is intended to give lots of ideas for tools which can be made yourself for those special tasks. It is not intended to replace the very good manufacturer’s tools you already have and use.
Methods of construction will vary according to the materials you use and your expertise in fettling.
Very few things give more satisfaction than using a home made tool.
Made from an old 1/2” chisel. Ideal for inside hollowing of boxes
Made from an old 4 mm chisel. Ideal for inside hollowing of small boxes
Made from an old 3.5 mm allen n key. Ideal for inside hollowing of boxes
Made from an old 1/2” chisel. Ideal for inside hollowing of barometer cisterns
Made from an old 1/4” chisel. Ideal for making captive rings.
Made from an old 6 mm reamer. Ideal for parting off with minimal waste
Made from an old 2 mm allen key. Ideal for hollowing mini goblets.
Made from an old 3 mm allen key. Ideal for inside of miniature hollow forms
3/16th Whitworth tap, showing essential wooden handle
Made from an old 2 mm allen key for small goblet captive rings.
When grinding these small tools it is safer to use small grinding accessories such as are to be found supplied by Dremel and Axminster PT Co.
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