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Nick Gibbs

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Has anyone suffered chattering or broken turning tools, particularly the tangs on roughing gouges?
 

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I've been a victim of the 'mother and father of all dig-ins' that split the tool handle and bent the ferrule but never managed to break the steel itself - must try harder! :)

Jim
 

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When I was at school they used ground down files as scrapers. I was turning the inside of a bowl and someone spoke to me, as I turned to them I dug the tool into the bowl and snapped the tool at the tang, also shot the bowl accross the room as the joint to the glueblock failed.

I didn't get told off as it was the teacher that had spoken to me and caused the distraction :wink:

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Bent a parting tool :oops: but never managed to actually break a tool before !
Just a thought your not trying to use a roughing gouge on a bowl, only reason I ask is because I did this a couple of times when I was starting out and didn't know not too. Never broke it but did get it thrown across the room and stuck in the wall :eek:

cd
 

Taffy Turner

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What brand of tool was it? If it was a cheapo unbranded type, then it was probably a defect. If it was a pukka brand, then I would suggest that it was probably due to a defect in your technique. Can you give us some more details, and we may be able to shed some light.

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Gary
 
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Nick,
a light touch, allowing the tool to do the cutting doesn't lead to tool break nightmares 8) ...even with sheet tools
 
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