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September Meeting

How to Make Several Indispensable Turning Tools

Alan Leland 

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 PM

In this very informative demonstration I will show you how I make several very useful turning tools. I will also turn a handle with a collet that makes it easy to change tools and makes it possible to make two tools with one piece of HSS steel. I will explain and demonstrate how I grind several different tools. As the grinder puts out nasty dust I will not completely grind the tools, but will show how I set up the grinder to grind the various tools. I will also cover lathe and grinder safety issues. As with all my classes and demonstrations the emphasis will be on safety followed closely by the skills and techniques that I use to make and turn my tools. Basic turning skills will be covered as well, while I turn the handle. I hope to pass on a few tips that will take the mystery out of using the skew (most turners least favorite tool).

Host: Roger Sanwald, Host

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