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Tools for Turning Miniature Hollow Forms

Most of my work is fairly large-scale, but I am a pack-rat and I save all the trimmings to use for making miniature hollow forms. I had been using some tools I made from screwdrivers, but they did not allow me to make the forms I wanted.
 
At the hardware store, I saw an item called a “hook and pick set.” I bought a set and heat-treated the metal. I ground a fingernail profile on the end of each tool. These tools already have a useful handle and I find that I can turn a miniature hollow form quickly.
~ Jerry D. Johnson
Kennewick, WA

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