I discovered two new tools. One is purchased and one is shop-made.
|Bedan Gauge: When I was turning a flute I needed to turn a cylinder very straight along a 24″ tube.I remembered seeing a jig attached to a Bedan that did this and decided to build my own. I won’t belabor this post with intimate details I think the pictures are self explanatory. The materials all came from HD’s metal bin. BTW the Bedan was also shop-made. Making this tool will require a small welder.|
|Shinto Rasp:While watching a Utube video on turning finials the craftsman used a Shinto Rasp to rough shape the piece. I had to have one and have so far found it to be an invaluable tool. The cutting surface is made from a matrix of what look like hack saw blades. The blade has two sides, smooth and course and can be easily flipped for use.This tool will seriously remove some material and surprisingly leave the surface smoother than you would imagine.|
Donnie Music and Lyrics Don’t forget to visit the store where you will find some interesting books on wood turning!