Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Tool Making -- kinda, sorta OT

Bob Way, Canton, MI
>I'm hoping some of you who are really good at this tool making thing might be able to help me out. As an offshoot of my woodturning, I also do some stone turning. I've come to the point where my interest and modest skill level have graduated from "giving it a go" by using high speed steel tools to "I think I'd like to do more of this" using carbide tipped tools. Thing is I haven't found much available tool wise or information wise along the lines of making a few carbide tipped tools.

I've been doing some research and it seems I can either use indexable carbide inserts, or braze carbide tips to steel to make the tools. Beyond that, I've kind of hit a dead end as to what would be involved doing either one. Can any of you suggest a forum, some reading material, other sources you might know of, etc, that might help guide me in taking the next step? I would certainly appreciate it.

Bob Way

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WOODCENTRAL, P.O. BOX 493, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081