Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Re: Coring tools...a good investment?

Greg Jensen
>I always use the McNaughton tool post. It keeps the blade from twisting. When using the strait blade for parting and cutting platter blanks you can control the tool with one hand then use the free hand to hit the stop switch. Try that with a standard parting tool. I quite often want to part off a section of a round blank that might be 8" or biger. The starit blade make short work of this. I use a motor shaft collar on the toolpost column to set the hieght. Then a just drop the toolpost in the banjo and I am at center hieght.

You can also use the stait blade to part off a picture frame from the bottom of a bowl blank.

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