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    Ethan, Tones Briggs left some at my studio that might work for you. Stop in this week and take a look.

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    I'm not sure this will help you but I went with the longer allen keys and some round high speed steel which I hardened. Here are some photo of some of the tools I made. I have tried to show the grind I made which works great.

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    I think this equates nicely to wood turning as well . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Blair View Post
    I went with the longer allen keys and some round high speed steel which I hardened.
    Hi Peter

    What hardening process did you use?

    Thanks
    Neil

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    I'm guessing you mean for the High Speed Steel. When I heated it to bend it I then quenched it in oil and then checked to see how hard it was and if a file slid off it I left it. I do not go deep with any of these maybe 1 to 1/2" at most and take it slow and at least so far I have never had any issues.
    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Strong View Post
    Hi Peter

    What hardening process did you use?

    Thanks
    Pete


    * It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep for life - Sister Elizabeth Kenny *
    I think this equates nicely to wood turning as well . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Blair View Post
    I'm guessing you mean for the High Speed Steel. When I heated it to bend it I then quenched it in oil and then checked to see how hard it was and if a file slid off it I left it. I do not go deep with any of these maybe 1 to 1/2" at most and take it slow and at least so far I have never had any issues.
    Thanks for the details, Pete.
    Neil

    About the same distance from most of you heading East or West.

    It's easy to see the Dunning-Kruger Effect in others, but a bit of a conundrum when it comes to yourself...



  6. #21
    Thanks Neil, your post inspired me to make a few more miniatures. Yesterday I made these two from some small blocks of Spalted Maple I had lying around. In addition I decided to add handles to the allen key hollowing tools I showed. For some reason I have not been interested in turning and to make these was a real treat!IMG_9996.jpg
    Pete


    * It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep for life - Sister Elizabeth Kenny *
    I think this equates nicely to wood turning as well . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Blair View Post
    Pete

    That's a pair of cutees and making full use of the spalting pattern.
    Neil

    About the same distance from most of you heading East or West.

    It's easy to see the Dunning-Kruger Effect in others, but a bit of a conundrum when it comes to yourself...



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    Those look excellent and familiar.

    These are made from tiny files. They work well without additional hardening. Care was taken to avoid heating the tip while the offset was made.

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  9. #24
    So cool to see others making tools! Nothing fancy just something that works!
    Pete


    * It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep for life - Sister Elizabeth Kenny *
    I think this equates nicely to wood turning as well . . . . .

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