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    Handheld tile cutter in the lathe

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    Possibly this meets with snorts of derision, but trying to fathom why I couldn’t turn steel on this little lathe (the pulley was slack on the mandrel), I thought of using a virtually unused tile cutter, which of course has a carbide tip - on a 6mm square shank, so fitting into the tool post of this Cowell 90 minilathe. It does give a very rough cut, because the tip is oriented that way, it was just an experiment.
    The tool has only ever been used as a marking knife, which is handy although if you think this is a good idea, bear in mind that it will cut your try square as well as mark stock.

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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Tile Cutting Setup to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: Philip Davies's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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