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Hunter Osprey vs 600 grit sandpaper

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by john lucas, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. john lucas

    john lucas

    Apr 26, 2004
    Cookeville TN USA
    I'm working on a pen turning video using the Hunter Osprey tool this morning. My voice sucks so I'll probably go on a bike ride to clear it up. Anyway I always wondered how clean the Hunter tools cut. I often cut the inside of boxes and just leave them. Anyway I did a test. In the photo below you will see the left side was sanded to 600 grit. It still has a few sandpaper lines. The Hunter tool was used on the right in bevel rubbing mode to turn the shapes and bead. It looks to me like I need to go to 1200 grit to roughly match the finish off the tool. This tool also works great as a scraper but leave a finish that is somewhere around 180 or maybe 220 depends on how good you are at tool control and the speed of the lathe.

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