This Wood Turning 3/8" Beading Tools is used with the flute down and that lets it to be used in a shear cutting way. Sizes are bead size. Can be used on faceplate or spindle work.
I recommed the 8" handle for all of my beading tools and Diamond tool, light touch is all that is needed, longer handles interfere with the bed of lathe.
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Posted by Jim Barbour on Dec 16th 2017
I bought the beading tool to assist in getting the ball on the top of chess pawns consistent. Worked like a charm. A larger one would be nice - at least 1/2 inch, but I am not sure there is a market for it since once you get a bead that size it is easy enough to do by hand, but a ball topper, lined up with 7 others in a row, must be precise, not just close. Excellent too.
Posted by Dave Sessions on Aug 5th 2017
This 3/8'' beading tool makes very clean crisp beads on hardwood. I am very pleased with this tool and would highly recommend it to others.
Posted by Frank S. Virden on Feb 21st 2016
As someone awkward by nature, I have found my assortment of D-way beading tools a God-send. They cut easily, cleanly, and well. They don't always require the 8" handle, but it is helpful. They eliminate the need for precision with the skew (yea!). They do not come with sharpening instructions, but so far I've been able to touch up the edge by lightly stroking the angled top of the cutter with a diamond hone. Tighter grained woods produce the better results.
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