This Set of 7 Wood Turning Beading Tools are used with the flute down, which enables them to be used in a shear cutting manner. Can be used on faceplate or spindle work.
-- Includes Beading Tool sizes: 1/16", 3/32", 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8". Sizes are bead size.
-- If you would like to replace any of the beading tools with another size, just add a note to your order.
-- Recommend the 8" handles with 1/2" receiver, 1/2" to 3/8" bushings, & quick change knobs for all of my beading tools and Diamond tool.
Note: Light touch is all that is needed, longer handles interfere with the bed of lathe.
Price does not include handles, which are sold separately. Want to add more handles? Click here >>>
D-Way Beading Tool specs (Shaft diameter in inches):
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Posted by Matt on Mar 6th 2018
A friend of mine recommended these to me for creating "perfect small beads" on bowls and faceplate work. Given the "scraper type" design of these, I was a little hesitant to jump on the bandwagon, but I'm a toolaholic, so I took his advice and bought a set. They arrived sharp and worked great. I've tried them on varying types of woods, on faceplate work and spindles. They create a very good surface finish and have a huge advantage to designs like Sorby's beading tools in that they can be easily resharpened many times.
Posted by Mike F. on Nov 25th 2017
While I learned to roll beads with gouges and skews like everybody, I got interested in Beading tools due to the small pen and ornament turnings I've been doing. The precision and repeatability appealed to me.
I looked at a number of company's tools but the D-Way videos made them look head and shoulders above the others - and now that I own them they certainly are. These are without doubt the best design for beading tools; the flute down approach; deep, razor sharp wings; and the ability to shear-cut aggressively or rub like a scraper. The set is well worth it, particularly with the unique Diamond (pear) tool. The Diamond tool is unique (to me) in the degree to which I can cut deeper and sharper v-grooves than my other tools.
Watch the you tube videos. These tools are fantastic in use, and easy to sharpen due to the design that only requires touch ups to the end. You will be very happy. Absolutely 5 stars.
Posted by Minir mike Qulafi on Jan 5th 2017
I'm taking woodturning lessons I bought the set of 7 beading tools and I took them to class my instructor used them he fell in love with them. they held the edge for over three hours of non stop use and they r still sharp I use them they r very easy to use and they r top quality very happy with them highly recommended I wold give 10 stars for them.
Posted by Lawrence J. Genender on Oct 17th 2016
Just received my set of beading tools and the diamond tool. I am working on an Oak box, with 4 beads on the side to hide the junction of the suction fit lid. The beads were done by hand and are about 1/8”. The plan is to dye the piece and then use liming wax to highlight the open grain. Anyhow, I messed up the lacquer finish and took it down completely, and it would have been hit and miss to keep the dyed surface, so I decided to re-do the entire finish — my experience is that a patched up finish job always looks patched up. I jam chucked the base and the lid in turn and sanded everything down, and then it hit me that the beads were not as even as I would have liked. I ordinarily would have done some practice beading with the new tools before trying them on a nearly finished piece, but something came over me and I pulled out the 1/8” beader with no handle and redid the beads. They came out perfectly on the very first try!!! They were a little high, and so I sanded down the top of the beads and made them completely even. I even pulled out the diamond tool and cleaned up the bases of the beading.
> I am obviously a very happy customer, and look forward to exploring the tools further. Thanks so much for developing them.
Posted by Mark Killian on Oct 7th 2016
These tools have proven to be an invaluable aid in my quest for effective surface decoration. They work virtually effortlessly and can provide you with a very pleasing effect in terms of beading your work. I have utilized numerous other tools, from a range of manufacturers, in the past but these are by far the best. I'm able to combine sizes and use them in conjunction with other tools, e.g. texturing tools, to achieve a variety of surface decoration scenarios that are very pleasing to the eye as well as a great enhancement for the turning per se. Furthermore, the quality of the tools in terms of material, weight, and sizes is outstanding. I highly recommend them.
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