This tool is made with the same hardware I also sell. The handle is made of Asian Satinwood. The tool body has a hard chrome finish. The cutting bit is made of cobalt HSS steel and is 1/8 inch square. This is my micro tool intended for small shaping and fine detail turning. If you do small turnings or want to add very fine details to turnings this is the tool you should have.
This is a smaller tool with the overall length of 19 inches. The chrome-moly steel body is 3/8 inch hex and extends 6 ½ inches from the handle. The grip area of the handle has a slight curve similar to Sorby tools. This tool also uses one of my stainless steel ferrules for a nice finished look and added strength.
I used to offer my tool hardware with hard chrome finish. I had to charge extra for that and therefore didn’t sell enough to make it worth the effort. Also, the supplier I had for that finish became unreliable. However, that left me with a small stock of unsold tool bodies. If you want one of my tools with a hard chrome finish on it the tools that I make will be the only way to get one. To complete the upgrade I also use stainless steel set screws for holding the bit. Once these are gone they’re gone forever.
The bit is 1/8 inch square and 2 1/4 inches long and sharpened to a round nose on one end and a “V” point on the other, which is handy for small details and grooves in your turnings. The bit is made of 5% cobalt high-speed tool steel. Considering that these bits are made to cut metal they’ll hold an edge for a long time turning any kind of wood. This will also allow you to turn brass, copper, aluminum and composite materials like plastics and micarta. You can sharpen it many times so you'll have plenty of time before you have to replace it. It also will store completely into the tool body so that the cutting edge is protected and everything else (like a car seat for instance) is protected from it. The Allen wrench you use to adjust and replace the bit is included, and it stores in the end of the handle. A neodymium magnet holds the wrench in place. You can see this in one of the photos.
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Like my other tools and turnings, this is signed and numbered. Each item is recorded in my log book so I can always confirm that I made a particular item. Remember, you can click on Zoom in the images in the ad to see an even larger image of the tool.
You can also learn more about me and these tools on my web site: WWW.DWMontville.com.