In order, is a round nose scraper, ground from a flat file. The handle is salvaged from garden shears. Next, is a finger gouge, ground from what I think is a camshaft. Thirdly, there is an oblique scraper. It is ground across the flat to form a right angle. This is very useful. Then, below the picture of the group of 5, on the left is a parting tool ground from an old screwdriver. I use this every time I turn anything. Finally, on the right, is a fingernail scraper, ground from a bayonet. The point is stuck into an old chair leg!
PJs (Feb 3, 2016)
Philip Davies (Feb 3, 2016)
David, be aware that replica weapons are probably made of low carbon steel, which will not hold an edge. Turning abraded edges rapidly. Files are high in carbon, which is why they are brittle, although they can be tempered. Junkyard steel is what I use, it's free. But you need a grinder, although with a tungsten carbide blade you can cut some hardened steels with a handsaw. Go to your flea market, find garden forks, or old shears. But your local scrapyard may allow you to browse. Can't do that here any more!
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