Thin parting tool choice

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  1. Clifton C

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    A few parting tools...All seem to work, some better than others. The far right is the fluted/fanged one, used flute down, mungs up the flutes and the tool rest. I taped a piece of drill rod in the flute and that helped but still, not much fun to use. Next is the new D-Way (Thanks JS;)) as nice as I remember 3 years later. The Ashley Iles, it works ok but just got replaced. A Bosch jigsaw blade, the style thats milled, not stamped, so it's tapered in the right direction. Two Thompson 1/8th" parting tools, one sharpened normal, the other skewed with left point leading. Sometimes I want the right point to lead, so I might have to get another one...Oh wait, never mind...Next is a super small parting tool from a box making class. Shop made and great for shallow straight sided, flat bottom grooves. The old kitchen knife, adequate, but doesn't hold an edge. Then the Crown, needed a lot of work to taper so it wouldn't burn/scorch the wood. It works too.
    The first time I saw a hacksaw blade used to part off a box top I knew it would chew up the end grain and after a facing, clean up cut, more wood would be lost then if a sharp thin parting tool had been used in the first place. Oops, works great, there are some grooves, but facing off a few thousandths on an inch and they are gone, with no torn end grain. The only improvement I made was to take the paint off the blade with a little stripper. Then add a little wax, it keeps some of the harder oiler exotics from sticking to the blade.
    The ones I use the most? The hacksaw blade, the two D Thompsons, the new D-way that replaced the Ashley Iles and the super small parting tool with the ball handle. The others still get some use, or maybe just covered up with stuff...
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  2. Bill Boehme

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    I've talked with him a couple times on the phone ... he is very willing to spend time helping his customers.
     
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    Hey Jamie, Hands on is far better than any video. At least if it comes from someone as talented as Dave.
     
  4. Jamie Straw

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    :cool::D:cool: Being so far on the left side of the map, it's especially great that he lives only an hour (or less) away. I be blessed.
     
  5. Jamie Straw

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    Hah! Ran across this picture when going through my phone today, had forgotten all about it. One of the members made this statue for Dave, with Superman holding a D-Way bowl gouge.:)
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    Damn, I hate it when they use my body for all those super hero dolls. they should send me royalties.
     
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    John you should stop modeling for them and maybe they would get the message
     
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    I've been meaning to talk to you about wearing your Speedos on the outside of your tights ... And that cape is so out of style. :D
     
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    Bill Had to start wearing the tights to keep skin cancer at bay. A lot of skin showing when you wear speedo's. On a side note. I was a swimmer growing up. Yep wore a speedo. I was out swimming at a water hole with a bunch of nature photographers when I was about 27. someone took a photo of me on a rope swing in my speedo. I never wore it again. In fact I was thinking about the body suit after that. Possibly vertical striped suit to make me look slimmer. :)
     
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    I'm looking for that cloak of invisibility. Or at least partial invisibility.

    This might test Bill's off topic tollerance
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    Don't' know about transparency but my demos are bipartisan. To get back on topic I don't care if you use carbide parting tools or high carbon steel parting tools. Just get the job done. which reminds me has anyone used the EZ wood parting tool. Is it tippy. It does seem to have a negative rake like most parting tools do but with the cutter mounted so high I was just wondering.
     
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    Let's mind the rules folks. No political commentary.
     
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    I could sure use the Elder Gouge. :rolleyes:
     
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    Would that be Pliny the Elder? Didn't know he was a turner.
     
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    I have an "elderly" gouge that is gradually going towards being a fluteless gouge.
     
  17. Mark Hepburn

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    My eldest gouge has always been fluteless. We're not a musical family.


    Below is a photo of the small saw I use for parting small items. Lathe running at low speed in reverse. I rest the handle on the tool rest so if anything happens, it will be tossed against the wall behind the lathe and won't pull my hand with it.

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    That is a really nice little saw! I can't quite read the label, could you post the name please?
     
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