Hunter Osprey vs 600 grit sandpaper

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

  1. john lucas

    john lucas

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    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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