Accu-burr burr raising tool…

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So, I made an impulse buy a while back from Taylor Tools, while they were having some sort of sale, and picked up this carbide burr raising tool from Blackburn. When I got it I found it was a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it turns out it’s plenty big for what I do 😜…anyway …pencil for scale. 

They sold it with brass ‘handles’ but I figured I’d just turn my own…which I finally got around to today. SWMBO was teaching a couple classes so I had about 2 hours to kill. Worked out great!

The tool itself has three different angles turned into it, so you can raise either a 5°, 10° or 15° burr. It’s sized for card scrapers so it raises both burrs at once. I put about three back-and-forth passes on a dull scraper and got excellent results. 

Turned the ‘handles’ from some scrap walnut. Another exercise in replication for me. I drew out the basic design and turned the first one, got it sanded  and cleaned up…then set about replicating the other side. Not exactly perfect, but certainly good enough for gov’mnt work. Finished with BLO. A little CA holds the rod in place. Since the angles are pretty slight, I lasered in the angles in order across one of the handles so I can keep them straight. 

Nice way to spend…ummm ⏱️…1 hour and 36 minutes…

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

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I've been thinking about getting one of these. Im surprised how small it actually is. Good to hear it works well

Jerry-Holland Mi

Interesting tool!

I have the Veritas that lest you dial an angle, but it only does one side at a time. That tool is pure simplicity.

I was wondering how you kept track of the angle order, but I see you have that taken care of 8^)
Nice work on the handles.  I've had my eye on the brass handled versions since I cant turn yet.  I'd have bought one already but the damned cat spent the shop budget on firearms and ammo.
I've seen those.  If I didn't already have a bunch I'd go for it.  Nice addition with the etched handle.  

Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

I have the Veritas black plastic jobber as well. It does ok, but the carbide rod on mine moves a little bit and there’s some side to side wiggle just because of the size of the opening…it works ok, and I’ve used it for a while, but this just seems so much more simple, and cheaper!

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

Cool project! I've seen many people say they like Accu-burr online and I was interested in it. Thank you for the good info!

No name noobie here

This kind of shows how the rod is shaped…

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

I’ve got one, but still need to make handles for it… if I can find it in the chaos again.

May you have the day you deserve!

Well done Ryn on the duplication. That is an interesting tool.

Main Street to the Mountains

Thanks! Every turning project is a lesson for me!

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

Damn it... Why does everyone need to wait for a sale or an excuse to buy what may be a great workshop aid?

I've no idea why I would use it or need it, but I'm forever grateful that you made me aware of it... in case I will need it.

Keep up (those) REVIEWS.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Duck, I didn’t even know they made something like it! I just saw an add for it and looked into it…damn internets…

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

But before,


REVIEW
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I don't read and seldom surf... I need to be spoon fed... mama!

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Impressive tool and a nice upgrade!
I am with LBD, I didnt know I needed one of those, and now I do.  
thanks

No Bees. No Honey. Bees Lives Matter

I took delivery of one earlier this week. The fact that Isaac was involved in designing it was all the convincing I needed. Haven't had a chance to really put it to use yet.

I think I'm going to start a forum post on cabinet scrapers and what people do to prepare them and turn a burr and ask people to describe their process. I know a lot of people struggle with getting them to work properly.

Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

That’s a good call. More threads that describe process and use are good for everyone, especially those starting out. 

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

Very handy tool Ryan...The handles look real nice too!!!!!

Regards......Cliff.
Nice work on handling it.  Brilliant inscribing the numbers on the handle.
Handles look good and good idea on the marking for the degrees