Turning Archive

Subject:
Hunter Mini Hercules clean cut *PIC*

john lucas
I was building a mock up for a new turning this morning. I was just using some crappy pine that really had a tendency to tearout. The first photo was done using a pull cut with my bowl gouge. The wings are much more acute than the tip and cut very cleanly on most woods. Especially when held with the handle very low so I had a steep sheer cut. As you can see it still left fuzzy tearout Easily sanded down on this wood but wanted to see how much cleaner my Mini Hercules would leave the surface. The bowl gouge had been sharpened earlier with not too many cuts done. The Mini Hercules has been used a lot for the past year with no cutter change. The bottom photo is doing a bevel rubbing push cut with the Mini Hercules. Much better.

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