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LATHE RING TOOLS AND PARTING TOOLS

V. Ryan 2012

 

RING TOOL

 
An unusual looking lathe tool called a ‘ring tool’ is used to turn internal corners, that are difficult to cut with a full round scraper.
 
 
 
 
STANDARD PARTING TOOL
 
Parting tools are used to cut almost all the way through the turned wood, before it is removed from the lathe (see diagram below).
 
 
FLUTED PARTING TOOL
 
A fluted parting tool has two sharp edges that cut two sharp lines before the cutting edge of the tool makes contact with the spinning wood, giving a more precise cut and a better finish.
 
 
 
 
 
The small spindle left by the parting tool is cut away with a tenon saw. A bench hook is used to hold the wood whilst it is being cut to size.

A sharp bevel edged chisel is finally used to remove any waste wood, left after sawing.
 
 
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