Recommended for the initial turning of uneven or square stock to round.Recommended for the initial turning of uneven or square stock to round. The shape of the roughing-out gouge enables the tool to cut safely with the wings (the name given to the tips of the side walls) well back from the workpiece. Not for use on bowl grain projects.
This Square Carbide Mini Turning Tool from Rockler features a replaceable and rotatable cutter that eliminates the hassle and downtime of sharpening. Simply rotate the carbide cutter for a fresh, sharp edge, and replace it once all available edges have grown dull. The solid carbide cutter also stays sharp for longer when compared with steel, giving you a much longer useful life. Shaft features a flattened back for stability when using the tool rest. The handles are made of solid ash encased with a thick, molded rubber end for an enhanced grip and reduced fatigue.Technical Details:Ideal profile for flat or convex areas on spindles and pen turnings.Diameter of square cutter is 3/8".Total overall length of Mini Turning Tool is approximately 13-1/2".Ash handles are 9-1/2" long from the butt of the handle to the top of the stainless steel ferrule.Length of the shaft is approximately 4".Ash handles are coated with a soft, grippy rubber for a secure, effortless grip and excellent ergonomics.Note: carbide cutters are not interchangeable between the different tools. Also Available from Rockler:Round Carbide Mini Turning ToolDiamond Carbide Mini Turning ToolCarbide Mini Turning Tool 3-Piece Set
African Mahogany is strong, yet light, and works beautifully with hand tools. The color matures from a salmon tone when freshly cut, into a rich red or brown with age. The grain varies from straight to curly, sometimes producing highly attractive figures. Flat-sawn boards feature wavy horizontal bands. All boards are machined S4S to 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" thicknesses. Thin boards are well-suited for edging, veneering, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock and bent laminations. Thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, moldings, drawer sides, fine jewelry boxes and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Texture: Fine or medium to coarse, and uniform.Luster: Highly lustrous.Movement: Mahogany is considered to be one of the most stable timbers.Durability: High durability, resistant to brown-rot and white rot fungi. Moderately resistant to dry-wood termite attack.Weathering Properties: Very good - a great choice for boat building.Planing: The wood is easy to plane, but figured grain may chip and tear.Turning: Easy - turned surfaces are usually clean.Polishing characteristics: Good.Steam Bending: Fairly good.Strength: Variable, but generally high bending strength and medium crushing strength. Hardness and weight are moderate, and density is high.
Add support and control to your Sorby Sovereign Handle with this similarly designed side handle. The threaded end simply screws into the threaded opening on the side of the Sovereign handle to maximize command of your tools. Extra control is especially useful for deep hollowing applications. Softex grip dampens vibration and knurled end provides surface grip.