THE KNURL TOOL

  1. THIS I BOUGHT AT A TOOL AUCTION ,I HAD TO CLEAN IT UP AND HAD THE KNURLS RESHARPENED BY A COMPANY AS I DO NOT HAVE A MICRO SHARPENER. THIS I USE ON THE WOOD LATHE TO PRODUCE PATTERNS ON HARDWOOD SPINDLES. AS I CAN ADD A VARIABLE SPEED CONTROLER TO MY LATHE THIS HAS TO BE USED AT SLOW SPEED.PLUS WHILE ITS TURNING YOU HAVE TO MOVE IT ALONG TIMBER. THESE ARE USED ON COLCHESTER METAL LATHES AS ITS GOT AUTOMATIC TRAVERSE.BUT WITH TIME YOU CAN DO IT FREE HAND .ITS JUST PRACTICE ON HOW SLOW YOU MOVE IT ALONG TOOL HOLDER.IF YOUR INTO MAKING TIMBER PEN BARRELS THIS WILL GIVE A UNIQUE FINISH PLUS A NICE FEEL AND GRIP TO THE BARREL.THE OTHER PART THE MAIN HOLDER FOR THESE KNURLS IS ADJUSTABLE.SO YOU CAN ADJUST IT TO ANY SIZE DIAMETER OF YOUR TIMBER.UP TO 4 INCHES..THEY ARE ALL HARDENED STEEL SO THAT IS WHY A SPECIALIST GRINDING COMPANY HAS TO GRIND THE KNURLS SO THEY ARE RAZOR SHARP.THIS TOOL WILL LAST A LIFE TIME.PLUS PUT A UNIQUE FINISH ON YOUR WORK ..