Turning Archive 2007

Japanese style turning tools? *PIC*

Joe Pack
>I caught a short segment on The Woodworking Channel web page a few minutes ago showing a Japanese style of turning using a hooked type of tool working on the bottom of a project instead of the top. Cutting seemed to be as fast as our traditional gouge/top cut, and there seemed to be far less chance of a catch. Plus, chips were thrown down, not up. The tool rest was mobile, not fixed. Overall, it was intriguing.

Have any of you tried turning in this style? And what is the tool? I found something that looked similar at the link below, but I don't know if it is the same. I do know that I spent 15 minutes looking at Google hits for "Japanese Turning Tool" but found only this one.

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