Youtube suggested me some videos of a guy forging and making his own tool similar to the hooked hollowing tool, out of a bearing casing, a korean guys channel by the looks of it.Astonishing. And only two tools used. The question is, what were the tools? One looked like a large skew made out of a bolster chisel, and the other a sort of hooked but bladed hollowing tool. Anybody seen anything like these before?
Underneath the video hit the share button, then hit copy link ....when you're here paste it into the text box.....Interesting discussion. Here’s another viewpoint on YouTube. I don’t know how to put YouTube videos on here, so you’ll have to look for it yourselves. It’s called ‘ A lathe knife is the most dangerous tool. Be careful !!!’
It’s been put up by a Russian woodturner who is concerned by the adoption of the lathe knife by Western woodturners and the possibility of serious injury to them through incorrect use. (He tells how he, himself, sliced off his little finger using the tool).
He speaks Russian throughout, but it is sub-titled in English.
If anyone can tell me how to put videos on here, I will be grateful.
Hi Colin, it is fascinating indeed to see how others work... Glad you're enjoying the thread...Hi,
Thanks for starting this interesting thread Adam; amazing skills shown. Heating tool steel to cherry red then quenching renders the steel incredibly hard but brittle; as an apprentice I was taught how to temper steel by watching the colour; both water and whale oil were used for quenching depending on the job in hand; brilliant job though and credit to all those shown in the videos. I've not seen a splayed skew before and it looks a fearsome weapon; I bet any novice trying to use such a skew for the first time would soon be wearing the workpiece me included.
I often smile when I see woodturners spending a fortune whilst trying to sharpen their turning tool tip to a razor edge; I wonder how many of the turners shown in the videos own a Tormek?
What a brilliant way to fit a lid to a turned box; I like turning finial lidded boxes so will try the method just for fun.
Kind regards, Colin.