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Ronald G Campbell
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Tool Development

Postby Ronald G Campbell » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:46 pm

I don't want to cross the line but having been involved in the total development of this tool. I thought I might share this with the group. This project was a year to develop and test. There are many differences in this and most carbide hand tools on the market. Upon returning from the Sonoran desert this was a gift from Carter Products owner Lee Perez.
This set is number 4 of 5 special edition first off tools. 4 have been given to rightful owners with the 5th still with the company


If this crosses the line please feel free to take it down.

I hope you can all understand why I have put it up here
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Ronald G Campbell

Grand Rapids MI 49319

Robert Henrickson
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Re: Tool Development

Postby Robert Henrickson » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:12 pm

What about a picture of the working end? Thanks

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Re: Tool Development

Postby Ronald G Campbell » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:29 pm

Robert Henrickson wrote:What about a picture of the working end? Thanks



This should give you a view of the working end. The tools in the case will not be used.
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Curt Fuller
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Re: Tool Development

Postby Curt Fuller » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:04 pm

Ron, that's quite an honor to be presented with one of 5 limited edition sets. Besides your actual turning, you're about as involved in the woodturning community as anyone I know. So congratulations for this and thanks for what you're doing to help woodturning. I've been slow to move towards the carbide tools but I got a set of three of the easywood tools when I bought my lathe. Occasionally I'll use one of them when cutting stone inlays. Seems like they handle it better but probably not exactly what the tools are meant for. I do really like the handle design on the AXE tools. Seems like it will be handy for tool orientation by feel. Again, congratulations!

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Re: Tool Development

Postby Robert Henrickson » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:59 am

Ronald G Campbell wrote:This should give you a view of the working end. The tools in the case will not be used.


Congratulations for the award for your work.

Thanks for posting the pictures of the working ends. The diamond cutter looks as if it is more pointed than the Easy Wood tool.

The handle shape looks like an interesting idea; taking it in hand would be the test.

Ronald G Campbell
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Re: Tool Development

Postby Ronald G Campbell » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:52 am

Robert Henrickson wrote:
Ronald G Campbell wrote:This should give you a view of the working end. The tools in the case will not be used.


Congratulations for the award for your work.

Thanks for posting the pictures of the working ends. The diamond cutter looks as if it is more pointed than the Easy Wood tool.

The handle shape looks like an interesting idea; taking it in hand would be the test.



Robert you are very observant. The diamond that I have in this tool is the pointed diamond. I had been testing it to see how it cuts. You can put the smallest of line in a piece with the pointed diamond. The tool come with the radius diamond. It is a diamond with a very small radius on the end. That is the one that is most commonly used in the diamond tool
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Re: Tool Development

Postby Jerry Marcantel » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:28 am

Those pointed diamond cutters can be had from AZ Carbide located in the Northern Sonoran Desert. I have 2, but haven't used them yet.......... Jerry (in Tucson)


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