Elizabeth Gazmuri Posted April 24, 2014 Share Posted April 24, 2014 I need to make a carving gouge. I want the cut to be 3/32" diameter. Here is what I'm planning to do. 5/32" drill rod that comes annealed, collet it up on the headstock of my lathe,with a 3/32" center drill in the tailstock start a hole, switch the center drill to a regular 3/32" drill and drill a hole. Questions so far: do I need to switch to a regular drill bit, and I mean like a hardware store drill bit, if the 3/32"shank of the center drill is long enough for my purposes? do I need to do anything other than use "bur life" lube to the regular drill? Grind the top bit off to form the gouge shape, and grind the bevel on the end to cut. Heat the gouge red hot quench in oil, and reheat a little to make the metal less brittle and requench in oil. I'd welcome any comments and advise.p.s. I am going to LOVE this forum! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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