This is a valuable resource for turners
This page is for home made carving/cutting tools.
Mostly these are made from nails or brass discs
Each can be profiled according to your need.
Some will be flat, others rounded and others with a cutting edge.
Use with great caution and lathe on high speed.
On boxwood mandrel Cutter is
60mm x 5mm.
Female 1” x 8tpi thread
Made from an old 1/2” chisel. Ideal for inside hollowing of boxes
L to R; Old gear wheel.50mm x 8mm
3/16th slotting saw.50mm x 8mm
Thick washer 35mm x 3mm
Slotting cutter 45mm x 1.5mm
Also known as slitting saws
L to R; slotter made from old redundant coin.
Cutter from Long rivet
Two cutters, top one ideal for “engraving” both made from 6” nails
Brass Van Dyke cutter as in
Bill Jones book.
Cutter from 6” nail. Head removed. Ideal for cutting “pearls” around base of chess pieces.
Small cutters from felt roofing nail and 3/4” nail.
Mild steel nails and most alloys like brass can be cut to shape with HS steel lathe tools. The teeth can then be cut with either a Dremel type cutting disc, hacksaw or a small triangular file.
Tools for sale