Oland Tools – Make them and use them to train your satisfaction

Woodturners is the compulsory tool buyer for the most part and tool suppliers are more than ready to meet the impulse, as evidenced by the large sets of tools in the directories. A few years ago, it later developed Knud Oland, a good forestry user in itself, a tool with the understanding that most turners could make the tool at very low cost in the home shop. This would at least double the enjoyment of training by letting one do their own artwork or craft and with a personalized tool.

When you look at the countless offerings of tool suppliers, one thing should ever make itself known, all tools come with the style of carving chisels and crushers. After all, the wood rotates on the wooden spindle and it is cut when it moves. The difference is that the wood moves and gives the power to the cutting insert while the tool is pointing and making the cuts. Cutting tools such as these are divided into chisels, both straight and oblique; scrapers including specialized ones as separation tools; crushers with different curves and profiles; and special tools.

All such tools have handles for control, a shaft for reach and a cutting tip. To make your own, it is only necessary to determine a use for the tool and have the means to make the handle, shaft and cutting tip. The Oland tool is ideal for woodturns to produce in the simple home woodworking shop.

Handles can be made of metal pipes or, especially for the wooden shooter, made of wood. It is necessary to make the handle large enough to hold the shaft, provide secure lever for cutting and be comfortable to hold. I like to choose a handle that is comfortable for me and copy it, but there are many patterns for tool handles and they all seem to be popular for anyone.

An axle is easily cut from cold rolled steel with an angle grinder, cut off wheel or hook saw. For a quarter-inch Oland tool, use five-eighths of cold-rolled steel and drill a three-eighth hole centered at one end. Just half an inch back from the end and then half an inch back from the drill two holes to be snapped for set screws. I like to use six mills with a set of screws so that a seven thirty-second drill bits work here. Oland tool uses an inserted bit. In other words, a cutting tip is placed at the end of the shaft and held in place by the screws. One of the most difficult things to convince the tool for the first time is that a square piece will work in a round hole. Not only does the set screw keep it from moving into the shaft, they also prevent rotation.

Now all that remains is to attach the shaft to the handle, which means drilling a fifty hole at the end and gluing the shaft in place with the epoxy. The tip is sharpened for forty-five degrees and rounded off at the end. The Oland tool is clear and ready for use.

Oland is a versatile tool that the woodturner will find useful for all kinds of inserts on both spiders and bowls. The album's work is where it really shines and Knud Oland was known for his bowls and vases. He has left a great heritage for the forest worker with his Oland tool to be manufactured and used.