Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Powdered Metal Failure Update

Paul Coppinger
>Several weeks ago, I posted about my Hamlet 2060 Roughing Gouge failure where the gouge broke the tang at the handle while roughing a log. I mentioned how I reshaped the gouge end to make a new tang and reseated into the handle making a useable but shorter gouge. Ron Zalk, a Hamlet rep in Israel, responded that Hamlet would replace and gave me the contact in England. After sending the broken tang to Hamlet, I received a new unhandled gouge yesterday and a letter strongly suggesting that I not use the reshaped gouge because of possible temper changes while reshaping a new tang. Please consider the posssibe heat damage reshaping may do to your turning tool before attempting. Thank you Hamlet for standing behind your product.

PAC

© 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