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LATHE RING TOOLS AND PARTING TOOLS
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|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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