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Project: DIY Miniature Woodturning Tools

I made a couple of small (~1/4″ diameter/ 6mm) woodturning tools using some M2 High Speed Steel that I bought online for a few dollars. I made some handles and ground them into 1) a skew chisel, and 2) a detail tool (flute-less gouge?). These tools are quite useful for working on smaller pieces.

Making your own tools is a great way to make woodturning even more affordable!



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  1. Hey Barry,

    Do you happen to have a link for the 6mm x 200mm M2 HSS round blanks you used for your micro point and skew chisel tools. I’m sure it’s right in front of me on Amazon but I can’t seem to find it. Could you email me a link if you have one? I just subscribed to your YouTube channel. Very informative and well made videos. Thanks for your time and effort. Have a great day! Wade

  2. Thanks for the comment. I ordered it from Amazon. They aren’t very clear about the type of material, but in the details it does say “High Speed Steel”, and M2 is the most common type. Also, the pieces I got were labeled ‘SKH9’, which is equivalent to M2.

    Here’s a link to the one I ordered. Be sure to look at the list of sellers, because there are two different prices.

    And if your curious, here is a link to a site that lists equivalent steels:

    Also, thanks for subscribing!

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