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Thread: Making some new tools......

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan

    Making some new tools......

    Well, I got something delivered to the Dungeon today............

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    All are SKH51 HSS (HSS M2)
    One rectangular piece of 13mm x 25mm x 2m (1/2" x 1" x 6'6" M2 HSS)
    One round piece 8mm x 2m (5/16" x 6'6" M2 HSS)
    One round piece 6mm x 2m (1/4" x 6'6" M2 HSS)

    Not cheap, the total there is just about 36,000 yen, or about $150, ouch, but, Alex is going sharing the rectangular piece and the 8mm rod with me, so that cuts the cost a lot!

    To give you an idea of how thick the 1/2" stuff is, I'll put it next to my P&N scraper, which is no slouch.....

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    Now I'll get half of that 2 meter length or 39", so I expect I can get one round nosed MONSTER scraper, one MONSTER square scraper and one GREAT skew out of my piece! Each tool will cost me in steel about $32, not bad, I think, as when you look at heavy duty scrapers, like these...........
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    ........ which cost $70 at woodcraft, and really, I might be able to get two scrapers and two skews, which would make my cost per tool only $25 or so

    The 8mm and 6mm rod will become some Skewchigouges and maybe some small hollowing tools, you know, the bent kind like this..........

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    ........ anyway, I'll be sure to keep you posted!

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Central CA
    You are the tool makin' man. Stu.

    Looking forward to seeing what you make out of that material.
    Thanks, Mark.

    Custom Bonehead.

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