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Homemade Carbide Tools

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This started out as me wanting Dave Kelly tools because they are full of awesomeness but me being not that awesome myself on the lathe i went with just making my own set and they are good enuff for me to learn on better so here they are :<))))))))))

Happy cuz i saved a ton of money
Challenge was to make all handles the same 
Carbide is easy to use 

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

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You have done well Tony, the handles looks like they would be comfortable to use. Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

I'm not a turner (my husband has a lathe though), but these tools look nice.  The shape of the handles should be comfortable.  Always great to learn new skills and save money too.  Nice job! 
Nice tools. Better and you can buy because you made them yourself!!!!!!!!!! I made one for boring with a big round carbide insert and that is really aggressive- it had a positive rake. I has to switch to a little hogger              (  smaller diameter)...............Cheers, Jim
Great job Tony!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Nice Tony....they are not that hard to make, but really great to use...Good job on the handles....

Mike


tony how are you transferring your pic's ? i just copied this one and saved in pictures,then loaded it here.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

not sure saved to puter then transfer over to here but pictures are not good i will figure it out i love it here :<))

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Maybe your picture isn't okay, but I'm glad you here my frind.

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Tony, I tried to transfer pictures also, they were grainy too. I had to search the PC and reload from there. But it's good to see you here.

Main Street to the Mountains

i forget what i did the first time but mine were all fuzzy too.i deleted then did it how ive been doing with great results.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 Tony, I tried to transfer pictures also, they were grainy too. I had to search the PC and reload from there. But it's good to see you here. 
The same thing happened to me Tony. I deleted it then copied the picture from my computer and it came out correct.

"Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

I follow a Homesteader who says “turn your waiting room into a classroom” - while you are waiting for your desired tools, you certainly made the most of your waiting time!

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Well done Tony! Nothing wrong with making them yourself. I make all of mine myself as well, I just make a lot of them but anyone can do it. I use a metal lathe and metal mill but the first three sets were done before I had the metal tools my FIL has a set, Kenny has another set and the third is the set I still use today to make my handles, I don't even have the new nicely milled set at my lathe.