Part 1 of 3 – Woodturning: Can I do it with carbide

Part 1 of 3 - Woodturning: Can I do it with carbide
Part 1 of a 3 part video. Introduction to carbide tools, and spindle turning.

This is one long video, broken up into three parts. I go through many basic cuts and operations of woodturning and demonstrate how to do them with carbide tools.

I confess I’m not an expert at everything shown here – my beads could use some work, that’s for sure! But in the end, I get it done, I think.

Part 1: http://youtu.be/k0ismyEFLCI
Part 2: http://youtu.be/cmaUUSUQw4E
Part 3: http://youtu.be/ZQELtpCBdVU

Here are the makers of the carbide tools I use:

Harrison Specialties: http://www.harrisonspecialties.com/welcome-to-the-home-of-simple-wood-turning-tools/ (I have the Simple Rougher, Simple Turner and Hollower, the Simple Shear Cutting Finisher, and the Simple 55* Detailer. I also have one tool handle from this site.)

Mike Hunter: http://www.hunterwoodturningtool.com/ (I have the Hunter Osprey tool)

Glenn Teagle (UK): http://www.ukwoodcraftandcarbidechisels.co.uk/ (I have the hexagon bar hollowing chisel, with a homemade handle)

Easy Wood tools: http://www.easywoodtools.com/ (I have the Easy Detailer)

Check out Eddie Castelin on Youtube. Also visit his site to buy carbide cutters – he has many popular sizes. Just measure the ones you have, see if he has one that will fit.
http://www.eddiecastelin.com/

Part 1 of 3 – Woodturning: Can I do it with carbide

8 thoughts on “Part 1 of 3 – Woodturning: Can I do it with carbide”

  1. I am not sure if it is camera angles, or not but your distance on the tool rest seems to be a bit more than I can get away with using old fashioned high speed steel. Do you find that the carbide tool work with a constant larger gap? (High speed indicated how fast this gets dull, NOT that you will effortlessly go "fast" thru the wood)

  2. Can I use diamond shaped carbide inserts using a bit holder in a CNC wood lathe machine? Are the Carbide bits same for wood and iron lathe?Cheers

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